Bryan May

Your member of parliament for


Cambridge

Bryan May

Your member of parliament for


Cambridge

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of courses are eligible for this credit?

Generally speaking, this credit can be claimed on emergency first aid, standard first aid, mariners first aid, CPR, and AED training courses. The credit is applicable to these types of courses if they are approved by provincial regulators (i.e. provincial Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, etc.). As such, the exact eligibility of courses may vary from province to province.
Is there a maximum amount that can be claimed?

The credit provides a refund of 15% of the cost of a course, to a maximum course cost of $200. If the course cost is over $200, the credit only applies to the first $200 of the cost. Therefore, the maximum amount of the credit is $30 (200 x 15% = 30).
If I take more than one course in a year, can I claim this credit for each course?

This credit can only be claimed on one course, once per tax year.
Can I claim this tax credit if I paid for my child to take a first aid course?

Yes, you can claim the cost of an eligible course taken by a dependent.
Are employers eligible for this tax credit?

Many Canadians receive first aid training from their employers. These employers are already able to claim these costs as a business expense, so they are not eligible for this tax credit.