New Brunswick

New Brunswick Child Tax Benefits

Easy application

Tax filing required

Automatic benefit

You will get this benefit automatically if you are getting the Canada Child Benefit.

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

The New Brunswick Child Tax Benefit (NBCTB) is a non-taxable amount paid monthly to qualifying families with children under the age of 18. You may be able to get a basic benefit of $20.83 per month for each child. The amount of the basic benefit is lowered if your adjusted family net income is more than $20,000.

The New Brunswick Working Income Supplement (NBWIS) is an additional benefit paid to qualifying families with earned income who have children under the age of 18. It is an additional benefit of up to $20.83 per month for each family. It is phased in once family earned income is more than $3,750. The maximum benefit is reached when family earned income is $10,000. If your adjusted family net income is between $20,921 and $25,921, you may get part of the supplement.

These amounts are combined with the Canada Child Benefit into a single monthly payment.

Your NBCTB payment may also include a New Brunswick school supplement (NBSS) amount. The NBSS is paid once a year in July to help low-income families with the cost of back-to-school supplies for their children. For the July 2022 NBSS payment, if your adjusted family net income for 2021 is $20,000 or less, you will get $100 for each of your children born between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2018.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will use the information from your Canada Child Benefit (CCB) application to determine your eligibility for these programs.

If you are eligible, the amount of your payments will be calculated based on information from the tax returns that you and your spouse or common-law partner file.

If you share the custody of a child, you will get 50% of the provincial payment that you would have received if the child lived with you all of the time.

Social Insurance Number

For example:

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

You will automatically be assessed for this benefit when you apply for the Canada Child Benefit. You do not need to apply separately for the New Brunswick Child Tax Benefit.

Last updated: January 13, 2024