Canada Workers Benefit (previously Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB))

The Canada Workers Benefit (CWB) is a refundable tax credit for low-income individuals and families who have a working income over $3,000.

The CWB is made up of two parts: the basic amount and the disability supplement. The amount you receive for each (as applicable) is calculated based on your:

  • working income
  • family situation (marital status and eligible dependants)
  • family’s adjusted net income
  • eligibility for the CWB disability supplement and
  • province or territory of residence

Note: The amount of working income required to receive the CWB and benefit amount might differ based on the province or territory you live in.