The Canada Child Benefit

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Canada Child Benefit – Transcript

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The Canada Child Benefit has been putting more money in the pockets of hard-working Canadian families since 2016.

To support families through the Covid-19 pandemic an extra one-time payment of $300 per child was provided in May.

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And starting July 2020, the CCB will be increased again to keep up with the cost of living.

This change gives parents even more money each month, to help pay for things like healthy food, clothes and activities they can do together at home.

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Text on screen Linda and Tom will receive an additional $252 in 2020 to 2021, bringing their yearly total benefit to $13,530.

$3,080 more compared to 2015 to 2016)

And, it’s tax-free.

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So when your family files their tax return, there’s nothing to pay back. It’s that simple!

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Canada Child Benefit

The Government of Canada continues to provide support to families during this challenging time.

In May 2020, families already receiving the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) got a one-time $300 boost per child. This was in addition to their regular May CCB payment.

Starting in July 2020, the maximum annual Canada Child Benefit will increase once again to keep pace with the cost of living. That means:

  • up to $6,765 per child under age 6 and
  • up to $5,708 per child age 6 through 17

This gives parents even more money each month, tax-free, to help them provide for their kids.

Budget 2016 introduced the CCB, a key Government initiative to strengthen the middle class and help those working to join it. In July 2018, the CCB was increased two years ahead of schedule to keep up with the cost of living.

Canada Child Benefit is:

  • simple — most families receive a single payment every month.
  • tax-free — families don't have to pay taxes on payments received when they file their tax returns.
  • targeted to those who need it most — low and middle-income families get higher payments. Those with the highest incomes (generally over $150,000) receive less than under the previous system.
  • generous — on average, families benefitting from the CCB receive about $6,800 in CCB payments annually.

Learn more about the Canada Child Benefit


Use the child and family benefits calculator to figure out how much you may get.

Choose which province you live in, input your family net income and the number of children you have under the age of 18.

Check out our calculator!

Did you know?

About 9 out of 10 Canadian families receive higher payments under the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) than before. The CCB has had a positive impact on families’ incomes, playing a key role in reducing child poverty. There were 334,000 fewer children living in poverty in 2018 than there were in 2015.

Learn more about the Canada Child Benefit.


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