New Brunswick Workers Benefit

One-time payment to support working New Brunswickers and families.

We recognize that the rising cost of living has impacted many New Brunswickers. Until June 30, 2024, eligible New Brunswick residents can apply for a one-time benefit of $300 to help offset financial pressures.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, the applicant:

  • Must be a resident of New Brunswick at the time of application
  • For either 2022 or 2023:
    • filed a New Brunswick tax return
    • had family net income of $70,000 or less for that taxation year
    • had $3,000 or more in family working income for that taxation year 
  • Be 19 years of age or older as of December 31, 2023.

What is working income?

The definition of working income is consistent with the federal Canada Workers Benefit.

For purposes of administering the one-time program, working income is defined based on fields on your T1 income tax return including:

  • 10100  Employment income
  • 10105  Tax-exempt income for emergency services volunteers
  • 10400  Other employment income
  • 13010  Taxable scholarships, fellowships, bursaries and artists’ project grants
  • 13500 - 14300  Self-employment income (lines 13500, 13700, 13900, 14100, 14300)

At the option of the applicant, tax-exempt income under the Indian Act may be considered for purposes of the program. Form T90, Income Exempt from Tax under the Indian Act, may be considered as proof of working income and net income:

  • 10000  Total exempt working income
  • 10026  Net exempt income

What you’ll get

Once approved, successful applicants will receive a one-time, non-taxable payment of $300.

What you’ll need

The applicant must submit a copy of the following for either 2022 or 2023 (all documents must be for the same taxation year):

  • their CRA Proof of Income Statement
  • their spouse or common-law partner’s CRA Proof of Income Statement


By mail:

Call the CRA automated line to order a copy of a proof of income statement to be mailed to you.

It can take up to 10 days to receive by mail.

Before you call

To verify your identity, you'll need

  • Social Insurance Number
  • Full name and date of birth
  • Your complete address
  • Line 15000 from your most recent assessment

Telephone number: 1-800-267-6999

What to do

  • Obtain CRA Proof of Income Statement
  • Come back any time after February 27, 2024, until June 30, 2024, and click the “Apply Now” button. 
  • If you are a member of a First Nations community who does not meet the working income requirement but has tax-exempt working income please apply here

What happens next?

You will receive an automated email indicating your application has been received.

Your application will be reviewed and processed on a first come, first served basis. The sooner you apply, the sooner you will receive your payment.

You will receive an email or a letter indicating if your application is approved or denied.

Payments will be sent beginning March 2024 and will be delivered as capacity allows. Please allow up to 6-8 weeks to receive your payment.

Your payment will be in the form of a cheque and will be sent to your primary address as noted in your application.

Alternative options

There are three options available to submit an application:

Online: Fill out the online application form (Fastest option)

In-person: Drop off your completed application, along with the required CRA Proof of Income Statement, at a SNB Service Centre .

*Note that SNB customer service representatives will not be able to assist with completing the application.

By mail: Submit your completed application and required proof of income statement(s) by mail to :        

NB Workers Benefit
Service New Brunswick
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1

Get help

Check out our frequently asked questions.

For additional inquiries, please email. [email protected] or call 1-888-799-7962.