The Canada Workers Benefit is putting more money in the pockets of those working hard to join the middle class
“The new Canada Workers Benefit will mean more money in the pockets of Canadians working to join the middle class. The implementation of this new benefit builds on the success of the Canada Child Benefit and the soon to be launched, Canada Housing Benefit. We will continue to look for ways to improve the benefit and support more Canadians working hard to join the middle class.”
– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
“The Canada Revenue Agency will calculate the benefit when Canadians file their taxes so that anyone who can benefit from it will receive it. We’re also taking steps, as announced in Budget 2019, to allow low-income workers to apply online for advance payments of the benefit. Our government is committed to ensuring that Canadians are aware of the benefits and credits to which they are entitled and will continue to work for Canadians working hard to join the middle class.”
– The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue
The CWB features a payment option that allows beneficiaries to receive up to four advance payments of the benefit throughout a year, totaling up to half of their estimated CWB entitlement for the year.
It is estimated that low-income workers in Ontario will receive about $1.2 billion more through the Canada Workers Benefit during the 2018–19 to 2022–23 period as a result of Budget 2018 actions.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Office of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
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