13) Q: When can I expect my tax refund from the CRA?

Answer: It is CRA’s goal to issue a notice of assessment, including any applicable refund, within:

  • two weeks of receiving your electronically filed return; or
  • eight weeks of receiving your paper filed return.

These timelines are only valid for returns received on or before their filing due dates.

The CRA may take longer to process your return if it is selected for a more detailed review.