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The Canada Carbon Rebate in 2024: A Rebrand of the CAIP 


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The Climate Action Incentive Payment (CAIP) has been rebranded as the Canada Carbon Rebate (CCR) in 2024. 

Consistent with the previous CAIP, all the quarterly payments eligible residents receive from the CCR to offset the costs of the carbon pollution pricing remain tax-free. 

This article covers everything you need to know about the Carbon Tax Rebate in 2024, including its eligibility requirements, payment days, and how much you can receive from it. 

Key Takeaways

  • To be eligible for the Canada Carbon Rebate, you must be a tax-filing adult living in one of the 8 CCR-eligible provinces, namely Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. 
  • The CCR payments are made quarterly. How much you receive depends on your province and adjusted family net income. 

The Canada Carbon Rebate (CCR) – An Overview 

The Canada Carbon Rebate (CCR) aims to help eligible individuals offset the expenses of the carbon pollution pricing, which is the added cost every Canadian jurisdiction sets on carbon-polluting products to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions throughout the country.

From 2021 to 2023, CCR was known as the Climate Action Incentive Payment (CAIP), but in 2024, a rebranding was deemed necessary to better clarify this rebate’s function and how it relates to the carbon pricing system implemented by provinces.

Canada Carbon Rebate Eligibility

All Canadian residents who are over 18 years of age can receive the Canada Carbon Rebate payments, provided that they: 

  • Are a resident of a CCR-eligible province on the first day of a payment month
  • Have been a resident of Canada in the month before a specific quarter payment

Those under 19 who still meet the two requirements above may also be eligible for CCR if they have or had a common-law partner or spouse or if they are (or were) a parent of a child they live(d) with. 

That said, here’s the list of the 8 CCR-eligible provinces in Canada: 

  • Alberta
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Nova Scotia
  • Saskatchewan
  • New Brunswick 
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Newfoundland and Labrador

Note: For parents or guardians who live with and are the primary caregivers of children under 19, a credit for each eligible child may be included in the CCR calculation. 

Canada Carbon Tax Rebate Payment Dates

You can expect to receive the CCR payments on the 15th day of January, April, July, and October. 

If the intended carbon tax rebate payment dates fall on a weekend or a statutory holiday, you’ll receive the payment on the last business day before the 15th instead. 

This is How Much You’ll Receive from the CCR

The tables below show the base amount you can expect to receive from the CCR depending on the province you live in and how much the rural supplement is if you live in eligible small or rural communities. 

Note: The rural supplement below will only apply to payments starting April 2024, as it has increased from 10% to 20% of the base amount. 


IndividualSpouse/Common-law partnerPer child under 19First child of a single-parent family
Base amount$225$112.50$56.25$112.50
Rural Supplement $45$22.50$11.25$22.50


IndividualSpouse/Common-law partnerPer child under 19First child of a single-parent family
Base amount$150$75$37.50$75
Rural Supplement $30$15$7.50$15

New Brunswick

IndividualSpouse/Common-law partnerPer child under 19First child of a single-parent family
Base amount$95$47.50$23.75$47.50
Rural Supplement $19$9.50$4.75$9.50

Newfoundland and Labrador

IndividualSpouse/Common-law partnerPer child under 19First child of a single-parent family
Base amount$149$74.50$37.25$74.50
Rural Supplement $29.80$14.90$7.45$14.90

Nova Scotia

IndividualSpouse/Common-law partnerPer child under 19First child of a single-parent family
Base amount$103$51.50$25.75$51.50
Rural Supplement $20.60$10.30$5.15$10.30


IndividualSpouse/Common-law partnerPer child under 19First child of a single-parent family
Base amount$140$70$35$70
Rural Supplement $28$14$7$14

Prince Edward Island

IndividualSpouse/Common-law partnerPer child under 19First child of a single-parent family
Base amount$110$55$27.50$55
Rural Supplement N/AN/AN/AN/A

Note: The rural supplement is already included in the above base amounts for PEI residents, as everyone in the province is eligible. 


IndividualSpouse/Common-law partnerPer child under 19First child of a single-parent family
Base amount$188$94$47$94
Rural Supplement $37.60$18.80$9.40$18.80

How to Apply for the Canada Carbon Tax Rebate

If you’re already an existing resident of Canada, you don’t need to apply for the CCR. As long as you’ve filed your income tax and benefit return for the previous year, you’ll automatically receive the CCR payments you’re entitled to. 

However, newcomers to Canada may need to fill out several applications and mail them to a tax centre to start receiving the federal/provincial benefits they’re eligible for. 

Other Carbon Tax Rebates in Canada  

There are no other carbon tax rebates in Canada apart from the Canada Carbon Rebate. 

However, the CCR was known as the Climate Action Incentive Payment (CAIP) from 2021 to 2023 and as the Climate Action Incentive (CAI) from 2018 to 2020, which is why you may encounter different names for it. 


Does everyone in Canada pay carbon tax? 

Yes, everyone in Canada pays carbon tax. Every province/territory has the flexibility to choose its own carbon pricing systems, though, so not everyone pays the same amount of tax. 

When did Canada get a carbon tax? 

Canada’s nationwide pricing on carbon pollution, as we know it today, only started in 2019. However, the first carbon tax that was implemented in the country dates as far back as 2007, when Quebec started charging a carbon tax on refiners, distributors and energy producers. 


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