Fact sheet: Direct deposit is a more convenient way of receiving your Canada Child Benefits
Learn about the benefits of enrolling in direct deposit.
Direct deposit is a convenient way to receive payments from the Government of Canada. To get your benefit and credit payments, you must do your taxes every year, even if you have no income. The information from your tax return is used to calculate your payments.
If you are currently receiving your Canada Child Benefit and other federal payments by mail, you should consider enrolling in direct deposit.
- For the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), as of July 2023, you could be eligible to receive: up to $7,437 for each child under 6 years of age
- up to $6,275 for each child aged 6 to 17
- other related provincial or territorial payments
If you need more information on benefits and credits, visit Canada.ca/benefits-finder or call 1-800-387-1193.
You don't need a computer or Internet access to get your payments by direct deposit.
When you enrol in direct deposit, your payments get deposited directly into your bank account instead of being sent by mail.
Direct deposit is reliable and payments will always be deposited on time.
There are many ways you can sign up for direct deposit
- Enrol in direct deposit through most financial institution websites. You can also ask your bank or credit union for assistance.
- Through the Canada Revenue Agency's My Account or the MyCRA mobile-app.
- By phone
- By printing and mailing the direct deposit form available online using the following link: Canada direct deposit enrolment form. You can also ask your bank or credit union for assistance with filling out the form.
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