Financial Resources


Click here for more information on the EQUALIZATION OF THE TAXATION RATE as of the next tax bill

Click here to pay your school taxes to SWLSB (deadline April 1, 2018)

Consult your tax bill online by clicking "VISITOR". Click here to consult your tax bill online

Our mandate is to manage the financial resources of the School Board in a manner to support the schools, centres and services in their respective objectives and mandates. Our mandate also includes services to our taxpayers with respect to school taxes.

2016-2017 Summary Financial Statements


General information to taxpayers
Notaries and Financial Institutions
Payment of school taxes
Who do you pay your school taxes to?
2017-2018 Taxation brochure
Administrative fees
Frequently Asked Questions

General information to taxpayers

School Tax Calculation
School taxes are calculated using the Standardized Assessment (municipal valuation multiplied by the standardized factor) of properties as required by section 310 of the Education Act. Municipal valuations are obtained from the municipal rolls and appear on your municipal tax bills.

In order to reduce the impact of the increase in property valuations on school taxes, school boards average increases over the same period as municipalities, that is to say 2, 3 or 4 years.

School boards that have a total taxation billing less than the taxation ceiling calculated by the Ministry must charge the maximum rate of $0.35 per $100 valuation in order to receive the maximum equalization grant from the government.

The school tax is payable in two equal amounts if the total is equal to or greater than $300.

Pertinent sections of the Education Act
Section 310: The tax base of the school board is the standardized assessment of taxable immovables.
Section 315 & 316: School taxes are payable 31 days from the mailing of the tax bill. The current portion of school taxes in amounts equal to or greater than $300.00 are payable in two equal payments. If the first payment is not received by the due date, the entire amount becomes due immediately and incurs interest.
Section 317: No school board may waive the payment of school taxes or interest.

Standardization factor: Figure provided to the municipalities by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs which determines the level of the municipal roll as a whole compared to actual value.
School tax rate: Rate allowed by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur for the funding of part of the school board's operating budget.
Standardized Assessment: Municipal valuation multiplied by the standardization factor.

Change of ownership
The new owner must pay this bill before the due date even if it is addressed to the previous owner in order to avoid paying interest charges. If you are not the owner of the immovable for which this bill has been issued, please forward this bill to the new owner or return it to us.

Taxpayers of the SWLSB by virtue of the Education Act
Section 304: Parents with children enrolled in a school of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board;
Section 305: Taxpayers who chose to be on the electoral list of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board; (a form has to be completed to register on the voting list); or
Section 306: Taxpayers not bound by sections 304 and 305 but who choose to pay their taxes to the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board.

Who do you pay your school taxes to?

A property owner whose children have been admitted to the educational services of a school board having jurisdiction over the territory where the property is located MUST pay school taxes to that school board. When the children of a property owner are admitted to the educational services of the two school boards having jurisdiction over the territory where the property is located, the payment of taxes to each board is proportional to the number of children admitted to the educational services of each board.

By virtue of the Education Act, a property owner who does not have children admitted to the educational services of a school board having jurisdiction over the territory where the property is located may pay school taxes to the school board of his/her choice. Such choice takes effect the following school year and must be done by April 1 of each year.

Click here to download a pdf form for tax purposes

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Payment of school taxes

Rates Interest rate Due date Date billing is mailed

$0.35000 per $100 valuation;

15% August 14 &
November 3
(no reminders will be sent)
July 5, 2017

Methods of Payment:
1. At most financial institutions (counter, automatic teller or internet) using the reference number starting with 02584 (20 digits).
2. Cheque mailed to address on cashier's stub.
3. Foreign payers are to write to to obtain bank transfer information.


Notice to taxpayers who received revised bills after April 1, 2017: Your 2017-2018 annual bill may not contain all of the amounts owing on your account. Please consult the invoices previously received.

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Online tax bill

The school tax bill is now available online by clicking the button "visitor". Please note that past due balances, including interest charges, are not included on the annual school tax bill. The taxation department must be contacted to obtain the current balance due.

Notaries and Financial Institutions

There is a $20 fee PER ROLL NUMBER requested. Please note that enquiries are NOT accepted by telephone.

All requests for information must be made in writing by mail with attached cheque, or sent by fax at 450 965-1670 or if you have a credit balance in your account, you can make a request by e-mail at:

Electronic Access for Notaries

For notaries, our taxation software permits the electronic consultation and printing of a tax statement of a property. Please call the School Tax Department in order to obtain the pertinent information.

Link for Notaries and Financial Institutions



Contact Us

Financial Resources Department
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
235, montée Lesage
Rosemère, QC
J7A 4Y6
Phone : 450 621-5600 extension 1341
Toll free : 1 866 621-5600 extension 1341
Fax : 450 965-1670

Business hours
Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summer hours from July 3 to August 18, 2017
Monday to Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon
Offices will be closed from July 24 to August 4, 2017

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