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I entered Canada in April 2023 and earned about $10,000; I indicated I moved to Manitoba April 1, 2023. Ufile is giving me the Canada Workers Benefit amount of $1,518 but, when I look at who is eligible it says "Are a resident of Canada throughout the year". Did I miss something?

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Hello KLIPP,

That is correct, you ae not eligible if you were an immigrant in 2023.  In UFile please complete the Immigrant section:


Basic amount eligibility

You are eligible for the basic amount of the CWB if you meet all the following conditions:

    Earn working income and your net income is below the net income level set for your province or territory of residence
    Are a resident of Canada throughout the year
    Are 19 years of age or older on December 31, or you live with your spouse or common-law partner or your child

You are not eligible for the CWB if any of the following applies:

    Are enrolled as a full-time student at a designated educational institution for more than 13 weeks in the year unless, on December 31, you have an eligible dependant
    Are confined to a prison or similar institution for a period of at least 90 days during the year
    Do not have to pay tax in Canada because you are an officer or servant of another country, such as a diplomat, or you are a family member or employee of that person

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