Can you claim moving expenses?

Employee or self-employed

Questions and answers

If you have moved and established a new home to be employed or run a business at a new location, you can deduct eligible moving expenses from the employment or self-employment income you earned at your new location.

If you are an employee or a self-employed individual, select one of the following:


If you move from Canada, to Canada, or between two locations outside Canada, you must be a deemed or factual resident of Canada and the move has to be from one place where you ordinarily resided to live in another place where you will ordinarily reside.

Full-time student 

If you moved to take courses as a student in full-time attendance enrolled in a post-secondary program at a university, college or other educational institution, you may qualify to deduct eligible moving expenses from the part of your scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, certain prizes, and research grants that is required to be included in your income.


If you moved out of Canada to attend a post-secondary institution, you must be a deemed or factual resident of Canada.

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