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Canada Workers Benefit

The Canada Workers Benefit is refundable tax credit that assists low-income workers as a work incentive.

Who Receive the Benefit?

To be eligible for the CWB, you must meet all of the following conditions;

  • You were a resident of Canada throughout the year
  • You earned income from employment or business
  • At the end of the year, you were 19 years of age or older

Who Cannot Receive the Benefit?

The following would not allow you to qualify for the CCB;

  • You were enrolled as a full-time student for more than 13 weeks in the year, unless you had an eligible dependent at the end of the year
  • You were confined to a prison for a period of at least 90 days during the year
  • You or a family member were exempt from income tax in Canada


How much?

There is a bit of a calculation required to determine how much you could get.  The maximum for a single individual is $1,381.  This amount it reduced if your (adjusted) net income is more than $13,064 and eliminated once your income is more than $24,573.  Families can receive $2,379 if the (adjusted) family net income is less than $17,348 and reduced for income above that amount, eliminated altogether once family income is more than $37,173.

Income level criteria change where you are eligible for the disability tax credit.

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