Questions about tax


A friend of mine is holding a visitor visa and he won a second prize recently. Should he pay any tax when he comes to claim the prize? If yes,how much?

Also for Canadians, if they win a lottery from other countries, for example USA, how much tax they should pay in Canada?

Thanks in advance!


Everyone hates taxes but if ya think about it, its the price we pay to live in a free democratic society with relative order and infrastructure. Granted its not spent well at the government level, but imagine where we would be without it. No public schools, no roads, no police, no fire department etc etc etc.