Canada Carbon Rebate

Easy application

Apply for when filing your taxes

You do not need to apply for this benefit, but you need to file your tax return to get it.

The government will use the information in your tax return to decide if you will get the benefit.

The Canada Carbon Rebate (CCR) payment has a basic amount and a 10% supplement for residents of small and rural communities. This payment may lower your amount payable or increase your refund when you file your income tax and benefit return.

The maximum you can get depends on your province of residence as well as your personal situation.

Only one person per family (you or your spouse or common-law partner) can get the CAI payment.

To get the payment, you must be a resident of Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan on the first day of the payment month and the last day of the previous month.

You must also be 19 years of age or older, or if you are younger than 19, you must either have a spouse or a common-law partner, or are a parent and you live with your child.

Social Insurance Number

For example:

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

To claim the CCR payment, you must file your taxes, unless you are new to Canada (meaning that this is your first tax year in Canada).

If you file your taxes, the Canada Revenue Agency will automatically determine your eligibility for this benefit and send you payments if you qualify.

If you live in a small or rural community, you can claim the 10% supplement by tick the box on page 2 of your income tax and benefit return or by mailing it separately to your tax centre.

Find out if you qualify for the supplement for residents of small and rural communities.

If this is your first tax year in Canada, follow these steps to apply:

  1. Complete one of the following forms:
  2. Mail the completed form to your tax centre.

You can see how much you can get from the CCR depending on your situation by visiting the CCR How much can you get page.

Last updated: April 20, 2024