What is the Canada Child Benefit (CCB)?

The CCB provides money to eligible families to help them with the costs of raising children.

Important note: As of July 1, 2016, the CCB replaces the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB), the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS) and the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB).

The CCB is a monthly, non-taxable payment administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). You must apply for the CCB.

You have to be eligible to receive the CCB. One of the requirements is that you are a Canadian resident for tax purposes. This is not the same as residency for immigration purposes. Find out more in Do I have to file a tax return?

How much will I receive?

The amount you receive is based on:

You can use the Child and Family Benefits Online Calculator to get an estimate of the amount you may receive. This will also calculate whether you are eligible for the Ontario Child Benefit and/or the Child Disability Benefit.

Many community agencies can help you find information about child and family tax benefits. To find help in your area, go to Services Near Me.

For More Information

  • Child and Family Benefits - Information about the Canada Child Benefit, including application and payment procedures. From the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
  • Newcomers to Canada - This guide is for first time tax filers in Canada. It will help you determine if you are a resident for tax purposes, which is not the same as residency for immigration purposes. From the CRA.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Individual Taxation - Information and answers about tax rates and how to file your return. From the CRA.
  • General Income Tax and Benefit Package - A collection of forms and information sheets which you need to file your income tax return. From the CRA.
  • Ontario Tax Credits and Benefits - Learn about the different tax credits and benefits you can get to help you with living costs when you file your income tax return. From the Ministry of Finance.
Last updated: July 5, 2016 4000396