Popular searches
Family & Kids
Food & Drinks
  Canada Child Benefits

Canada Child Benefits

Canada Revenue Agency administered The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is a tax-free benefit paid monthly to eligible families to help with the cost of raising children under the age of 18.

Who is eligible for applying ?

You must follow under all the undermentioned situations to get the

CCB : 

  1. Living with a child under the age of 18years
  2. Being primarily responsible for the upbring of the child under your care and roof.
  3. To be resident of Canada for taxation purposes. 
  4. You or your lawful partner or spouse must be one of the following:
  • Canadian Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • Temporary resident who lived over 18 months and carries a valid permit for 19th month as well. 
  • Being an Indian person, refers to Indian Act for indegenous people. 

However, Canada Child Benefit is not applicable for foster children for any month as they come under Children Special Allowance (CSA) and hence they are payable.

As long as CSA are not payable, you can get CCB as long as you live with or care for the child under a close relationship program.

When to apply for CCB?

You can apply for Canada Child Benefit once the following situations mentioned below 


  • You give birth to the child
  • If a child lives in the same house as yours or returns after a temporary stay. 
  • If you change the conditions of the shared custody arrangement.
  • Getting custody of a child

However, if the child is staying under the same roof as yours for more than 11 months straight, additional documents will be required.

To know about the extra documentation, Refer to ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION.

How to apply for Canada Child Benefit?

If this is your first ever application for CCB, you may need additional documentation which proves  proof of immigration status in Canada and proof of birth for:

  • Children born outside of Canada; or
  • Children who were born in Canada but are 1 year of age or older. There are three easy ways to apply for Canada Child Benefit :


You can apply through registering the birth of your newborn. Mostly, the registration is done on paper at the birth centre and hospital. It is important to provide a social insurance number for Vital Statistics Agency to securely share the information of birth registration with the Canada Revenue Agency. It is also important to know that none of the information regarding any information shared can be released outside without your consent.


2. ONLINE THROUGH Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) ACCOUNT

You can apply online if you didn’t apply for the CCB while registering the birth of the newborn. You can apply online by registering the birth of your  newborn using 'My Account’ on your personal CRA account. Mention below are the steps to apply for CCB

  • Log in to My Account
  • Go to “Apply for child benefits”
  • Confirm your contact information and your marital status and your citizenship
  • Add : 
  1. child’s name
  2. gender 
  3. date 
  4. place of birth

Review and submit your application.


It is important to submit Canada Child Application, followed by :

22 Saved
1 Comment
Narinder · Oct 25, 16:30
If kids are staying out of Canada and only parents are living are here ...are they still eligible to take CCB ? any idea..
Ben· Dec 08, 05:56
No... never do that... it is Fraud
1 Like
Narinder · Dec 08, 06:01

Ben thanks..

1 Like