Universal child care benefit (UCCB)

The UCCB is designed to help Canadian families, as they try to balance work and family life, by supporting their child care choices through direct financial support. The UCCB is for children under the age of 6 years and is paid in instalments of $100 per month per child.

Enrolment for the UCCB is processed through the Canada child benefits application or by applying online on My Account by using the Apply for child benefits service.

Direct deposit

The Automated Benefits Application is a joint partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Vital Statistics Office of the participating provinces.

Use My Account to view specific payment and balance information related to your Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB), GST/HST credit and related provincial and territorial programs

Use Quick Access to view your tax return status, RRSP deduction limit, and the status of your benefit payments

Last payment: April 17, 2014
Next payment: May 20, 2014

New: Subscribe to the benefit recipients – payment issuance electronic mailing list to be notified when the next UCCB payments will be issued.

My Account allows you to manage your benefits and credits, and apply for the UCCB online. You can also use Quick Access to view the status of your benefit and credit payments.

Forms and publications - child and family benefits