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Canada Learning Bond (CLB)

Canada Education Savings Act s. 6

The Canada Learning Bond is a Government of Canada grant which is paid directly into a child's RESP, without the requirement of contributions being made to the RESP.  It is available to low or modest-income families.

The initial CLB payment is $500.  The child can receive annual $100 CLB payments up to age 15, for each year in which the family is entitled to the NCB supplement.  The maximum CLB that can be received by a child is $2,000.

Your RESP provider will apply for the CLB on your behalf.

For more information, see the following government of Canada resources:

Registered Education Savings Plans and related benefits

Canada Learning Bond

CESG and CLB Not Payable to Non-Resident Beneficiary

Canada Education Savings Grant Regulations s. 10(3)

Note that if the beneficiary of the RESP is a non-resident at the time of Educational Assistance Payments, then the Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) and CLB portions of the RESP cannot be paid.  A beneficiary can be a student at a foreign educational institution and still be considered a Canadian resident in some cases.  See our information on Canadian residents.

Revised: January 25, 2024


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