Number of tax filers and dependents with government transfer in Canada in 2017, by type of transfer
(in millions)
Canada: number of tax filers with government transfers, by type of transfer 2017
This statistic shows the total number of tax filers and dependents who received some kind of government transfer payments in Canada in 2017, distinguished by the type of the transfer. In 2017, about 3.68 million Canadian tax filers received federal child benefits.
Number of tax filers and dependents with government transfer in Canada in 2017, by type of transfer
(in millions)
Government transferNumber of taxfilers
Provincial Refundable Tax Credits and Family Benefits 12.21
Goods and Services Tax Credit (GST) and Harmonized Sales Tax Credit (HST) 9.7
Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Quebec Pension Plan (QPP)  7.31
Old Age Security (OAS) and net federal supplements  5.83
Federal Child Benefits3.68
Employment Insurance 2.49
Social Assistance 1.62
Other government transfers 1.51
Workers' Compensation 0.58
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Taxfilers are people who filed a tax return for the reference year and were alive at the end of the year.

Dependent is a member of a family who did not file a personal income tax return for the referenced year.

Government transfer payments are payments to individuals by the federal or provincial governments: Employment Insurance (EI), Goods and Services Tax Credit (GST) and Harmonized Tax Credit (HST), Canada Child Tax Benefit, Old Age Security (OAS) and net federal supplements, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Quebec Pension Plan (QPP), Workers' Compensation, Social Assistance and provincial refundable tax credits, Family Benefits and Other Government Transfers.

Other Government Transfers includes Working Income Tax Benefit.

Canada: number of tax filers with government transfers, by type of transfer 2017
This statistic shows the total number of tax filers and dependents who received some kind of government transfer payments in Canada in 2017, distinguished by the type of the transfer. In 2017, about 3.68 million Canadian tax filers received federal child benefits.
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