Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
National child benefit supplement (NCBS)

Release date: May 3, 2017 Updated on: September 13, 2017

Definition

National child benefit supplement (NCBS) received by parents or guardians with dependent children during the reference period. These benefits aim at helping low-income families; the amount of benefits received depends on a family's income and the number of children within the family.

For the 2016 Census, the reference period is the calendar year 2015 for all income variables.

Statistical unit(s)

Person

Classification(s)

Not applicable

Reported in

2016 (100% data).

Reported for

Population aged 15 years and over in private households

Question number(s)

Variable derived based on administrative tax and benefit records received from the Canada Revenue Agency.

Responses

Positive dollar value or nil

Remarks

See 'Remarks' under total income.

This variable is a component of child benefits. See also income sources.

For more information, please refer to Appendix 4.1, Components of income in 2015.

For additional information about data collection method, coverage, reference period, concepts, data quality and intercensal comparability of the income data, refer to the Income Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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