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Climate action incentive

Climate action incentive


The climate action incentive (CAI) payment consists of a basic amount and a 10% supplement for residents of small and rural communities. This payment may reduce your amount payable or increase your refund when you file your income tax and benefit return.


Only one person per family (you or your spouse or common-law partner) can claim the CAI payment.

You can claim the CAI payment if on December 31, 2019, you were:

  • a resident of:
    • Alberta
    • Saskatchewan
    • Manitoba
    • Ontario


  • 18 years of age or older, or
    • If younger than 18, so long as you:
      • had a spouse or a common-law partner, or
      • were a parent who lived with their child

You cannot claim the CAI payment if at any time in 2019 you were any of the following:

  • a non-resident of Canada
  • confined to a prison or a similar institution for a period of at least 90 days during the year
  • an officer or servant of the government of another country, such as a diplomat, or you were a family member who lived with such a person or an employee of such a person

How much is the credit?

Province Basic Amount Spouse or common-law
partner amount
Qualified dependant
Single parent’s
qualified dependant
Alberta $444 $222 $111 $222
Saskatchewan $405 $202 $101 $202
Manitoba $243 $121 $61 $121
Ontario $224 $112 $56 $112