About Master of Taxation

Message from the director:

The University of Waterloo’s Master of Taxation program provides what we believe to be the highest quality and most comprehensive education forum for the development of tax professionals in Canada.  Students acquire advanced academic and professional skills related to the field of taxation including communication, research and interpretation, professionalism, continuous learning, and the ability to synthesize key relationship and business issues.   

Learning outcomes are achieved through a combination of course work, research papers, and program-level seminars.  Students participate in a wide-breadth of advanced taxation courses in specialized topics taught by senior tax professionals and academics.  The MTax learning model, designed with stakeholder input, plays a key role in fostering the development of unique strengths and qualities that distinctly position our graduates as highly-valued professionals in the Canadian tax community.

The program offers work-integrated learning opportunities for full-time students, melding academics with professional skills unique to MTax graduates.  The new real-time virtual learning environment utilized for part-time students means professionals from across the country can now enjoy the MTax Advantage!

The Master of Taxation program has an outstanding reputation as a pipeline supporting key tax areas including international tax, private companies, estate planning, tax accounting, and mergers and acquisitions, just to name few.

Whether you are looking to learn as a full-time student attending in-person classes in downtown Toronto, part-time student engaging in our real-time virtual learning environment or an employer who might have an interest in learning more about how MTax might benefit your organization, we would love to hear from you!

Deborah Kraft
Deb Kraft
Master of Taxation
University of Waterloo