An Individual Tax Number (ITN) is a unique number that Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) uses to identify you for tax purposes if you aren't eligible for a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
If you are an international student who is not eligible for a SIN, you need to get an ITN if:
- You received a scholarship or award from UBC.
You must enter a SIN or ITN into your Student Service Centre (SSC) by January so UBC can issue your T4A tax forms.
- You want to file a tax return.
As an international student now living in Canada, you may need to file a tax return depending on your situation.