Job-hunting costs

Searching for a new job could cost enormous. Employment agency fees, making a professional resume, travel expenses and so on could be too much to be afforded to lose especially if you are employed while searching. The average job search is about 33 weeks while being absent from work for only two weeks can cost you more than 4% of your annual salary.

In Canada, job searching is not deductible for employees. Yet, You can claim for -at least- a number of expenses in your current occupation. If you are looking for a job in a new field, or if there is a large time gap between your last job and your search or if you are trying to find a job for the very first time, you may not deduct any expense. Besides, your total miscellaneous expenses -including job-hunting costs- should not be more than 2% of your adjusted gross income.

If you are not employed, you might deduct $1245 maximum depending on your potential income. If your employment earning equal more than the value of this amount, you can claim all of it.