Under the weight of loans, rent and craziness that comes with being an adult in 2022, many of us could seriously use a couple of extra bucks. For this reason, today some of us are winners because (just in time for the weekend) the Government of Canada has issued the first installment of the climate action incentive payment (CAIP) – a program that officials hope will offset the cost of Canada’s carbon pollution pricing within the province.

Now, it’s important to note that not everyone is eligible!

In order to have received a payment you must have been a resident of Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba or Saskatchewan on the first day of the payment month and the last day of the previous payment month) and you’ll need to be one of the following:

  • At least 19 years of age or older
  • Have (or previously had) a spouse or common-law partner
  • Be (or previously were) a parent and live (or previously lived) with your child

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An application wasn’t necessary to receive these payments, so for those of you who qualify – just sit back, relax and enjoy!

Incentives differ from person to person with $539 given to an individual, $270 given to spouses or common-law partners, $139 given to children under the age of 19 and $270 for the first child in a single-parent family – so keep an eye out!

Albertans can expect their next payment in October, then again in January 2023, but for more information and clarification on CAIP, you can visit the official government website here.

Happy Friday, folks!