Canada Child Benefits (CCB)

The CCB assists eligible families with the costs of raising children. It is a monthly, non-taxable payment administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). You must apply for the CCB. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Canada. A ‘resident’ under CRA’s definition is different than ‘resident’ under Canada’s immigration laws.


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).


How Much Will I Receive?
  • The amount you receive is based on the number of qualified children you have and their ages; your family income for the previous tax year. You can use the
    Child and Family Benefits Calculator online to get an estimate of the amount you may qualify for. This will also calculate whether you are eligible for the Ontario Child Benefit and/or the Child Disability Benefit.

  • If you are applying for the first time, you may need to provide proof of immigration status in Canada and proof of birth for children who are born outside of Canada. More information about how to apply and what documents to provide can be found here. Send photocopies, not originals.

    Please contact CUIAS and we will gladly assist you with the CCB application and any questions you may have..

For More Information
  • Child and Family Benefits – Detailed information from CRA about the Canada Child Benefit, including application and payment procedures.

  • 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. Watch the video online as well.

  • 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.

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Filing Income Taxes – Information and answers from CRA about Canada’s tax system and how to file your return.

  • provides information on other benefits such as Compassionate Care benefits as well as Maternity and Parental Benefits