I'm in my first year of university and received a T4A Slip from the Government of Canada in the amount of $1000. Doing some digging I found it relates to Pensions and such but am now even more confused as to why I got it.

Any ideas as to why I received it or what exactly it is?

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    did you ask your parents? Did you get a scholarship, student loan or have a job? Commented Apr 18, 2015 at 16:14
  • Did you have, say, $1000 saved in an RRSP? Did you cash it in? Commented Apr 18, 2015 at 21:17
  • My bet is on scholarship. Although it's not taxable perhaps it gives you RRSP room? Commented Apr 18, 2015 at 21:43

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T4A is "Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income"

Other Income includes scholarship and certain grant.

If the amount is exactly $890 and the payer is Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, it is 30% Off Ontario Tuition Grant.

If the amount is exactly $1000 and the payer is Canada Student Loans Program, it is Canada Student Grant for Persons from Low-Income Families.

if the payer is University of X, it is scholarship received between Sep 2014 and Dec 2014.

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