Important changes to reporting for tuition, education, and textbook amounts

For the 2017 tax year, educational institutions may need to change the way they complete tax forms they issue to students.

In Budget 2016, the federal government increased the access to assistance for students by eliminating the education and textbook tax credits, effective January 1, 2017, allowing the government to provide more assistance to students from low and middle income families through Canada Student Grants.  Unused education and textbook credit amounts carried forward from years prior to 2017 will remain available to be claimed in 2017 and subsequent years.

Certain provinces have also made changes to the tuition, education, and textbook amounts that can be claimed for 2017 and later years.  As some of these changes apply mid-year, educational institutions may need to change the way they complete the Form T2202A, Tuition and Enrolment Certificate, and related forms for the 2017 tax year. For complete information, please refer to the attached important update.

Important update for educational institutions


CMC graduate chosen to represent NL in Skills Canada competition

The Carpenter Millwright College is thrilled to announce that our very own, Greg Meeker, will be representing Team Newfoundland and Labrador in Winnipeg at the Skills Canada National Competitions in Carpentry (Post-Secondary).

Congratulations Greg and we wish you the best in luck!


Public Service Commission (PSC) seeking student representatives

The following notice has been issued by the Public Service Commission (PSC) at the request of Bruce Hollett, Chair and CEO of the PSC:

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to a new merit-based appointment process for agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs) – one that is open to all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. This process will ensure that positions are filled by the most qualified individuals and reflect the diversity of the population served.

The PSC is currently seeking expressions of interest for the Private Training Corporation, more specifically the student representative position which is currently vacant.  Current students attending private training institutions who are interested in this opportunity, or interested in consideration for future opportunities on other provincial ABCs are encouraged to visit the ABC appointments website and apply online at

Here is a quick link to access specific information on the Private Training Corporation  Private Training Corporation