How to Keep Your Cash: The Canadian Tax System (Session 1 of 3)

Date & Time

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am


GSS Ballroom, Thea Koerner House, Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, UBC, Point Grey campus


Postdoctoral Fellows Office



As of 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, this session is full. Those registrants selecting this option will be placed on the waitlist. Due to high demand for this session, a third session has been scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Whether you're looking for tips and advice on how to better file your taxes as a postdoc, or are new to Canada and need an overview of the Canadian Tax System, this 2 hour workshop followed by a Q&A session will provide you with the information you need which includes:

  • A brief overview of the Canadian Tax System
  • The general process for filing a tax return
  • Individual responsibilities for filing Canadian tax
  • Eligible versus in-eligible tax deductions
  • Scholarships/fellowships and bursaries, and tax exemptions


Francis N. Wong

Francis Wong

Partner - Taxation, KPMG Enterprise 

Francis Wong, CPA, CA, is a Tax Partner in KPMG’s Enterprise Group, which focuses on private companies and their owners.  He advises individuals and their businesses on a variety of tax matters, including estate and post-mortem planning, corporate reorganization and succession planning, divestitures and cross-border investment structuring.  He also oversees the preparation of Canadian income tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations and trusts.

Ryan Gill

Ryan Gill

Senior Manager, Tax, KPMG Enterprise

Ryan Gill, CPA, CA, CPA (New Hampshire) is a Senior Tax Manager in KPMG LLP’s Global Mobility Services group.  Ryan practices in the area of tax planning and compliance for individuals, estates and trusts in a US and cross-border context.  He advises individuals on both sides of the border on tax matters related to their residence, compensation including equity compensation, investments including real estate, retirement plans, estates, trusts, gifts and expatriation. He is also involved in the preparation of Canadian and US tax returns for individuals, estates, and trusts.


Session full as of 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. 

Registration in this workshop is required, and is now closed. Registration is generally limited to currently-appointed UBC postdoctoral fellows and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Those successfully registered will receive a confirmation email from the PDFO one week prior to the workshop. All cancellations must be received no later than 24 hours in advance of the workshop.