Working Parents Benefit (Apply by March 31)

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The Alberta government is providing the Working Parents Benefit, a one-time payment of $561 per child.

The application for the Working Parents Benefit opens by region from March 1 to 5.

Some Southern Alberta cities and towns will open for application starting March 1.

Eligible families residing in Calgary, Edmonton and Airdrie can apply:
  • Airdrie: March 3
  • Edmonton metro area: March 4
  • Calgary metro area: March 5
You may be eligible to apply if:
  • your household income was $100,000 or less in the 2020 tax year
  • you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident living in Alberta
  • you are the parent (or legal guardian) of a child born on or after February 29, 2008
  • you paid $561 per child or more for 3 months of child care between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 (receipts required) because you were working or attending school
Applications close March 31, 2021.