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Gift Card Rules

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires all cash, gift certificates and non-cash gifts and awards to be included in an employee’s taxable income.

Gift cards are not a recommended recognition option at Ryerson due to the accompanying implications as a taxable benefit.

Recommended recognition options available at Ryerson include:

Options for giving gift cards 

Ryerson University funds cannot be used towards gift cards because of tax implications, but if this is something you want to do at your own personal expense or by pooling contributions with others, you have that option.