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Published: March 5, 2020

Last Updated: April 16, 2020

If you’re immigrating to Canada it is often advantageous to sell investments with accrued losses before coming to Canada since you will be unlikely to be able to use the foreign capital loss to offset other gains after you arrive in Canada, while gains that accrue on the investment after immigration will be taxable in Canada upon disposition.


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