Canada Learning Bond (CLB) Participation Rate (percentage), Cumulative Number of Beneficiaries, and Cumulative Number of Eligible Children by Forward Sortation Area (FSA; i.e., the first three characters of the postal code) The CLB is available to children born on or after January 1, 2004, who are from low-income families or getting benefits under the Children’s Special Allowance Act. The CLB provides an initial payment of $500, and $100 for each year of eligibility up to age 15 (to a maximum of $2,000) and is retroactive. This means CLB payments can be requested for years the beneficiary was eligible, even for years before they were named in an RESP. Personal contributions are not required to receive the CLB. The table consists of a combination of annual and quarterly data with quarterly reporting beginning with the period ending on September 30, 2013. The first column presents the number of children who have ever received the CLB, the second column presents the number of eligible children in the given Forward Sortation Area (sourced from the Canada Revenue Agency), and the third column presents the participation rate or the proportion of children receiving the CLB in relation to the eligible population. All population counts of 30 or below are censored due to privacy issues. ********************************************************* A methodological note on the cumulative CLB file - as of December 12, 2018 The cumulative CLB file is an update of the CLB data from consecutive editions of the Quarterly National CLB report by Forward Sortation Area (FSA). The current file is updated using CLB data from the last four quarters (Q4 2017 through to Q3 2018) that can be found in the Q3 2018 National CLB report. The Q3 2018 report also contains the updated FSA values from the August 2018 release of Statistics Canada’s Postal Code Conversion File. In this edition four new FSA values (G3S, H4Y, R5K, and V8E) were created and four FSA values (H4Z, H5A, N8V, and S4K) were removed. Updates of the historical and recent CLB data, in the cumulative file, are adjusted to reflect the new and old FSA values. All counts of 30 or under are not included and are represented with an asterisk in the Quarterly National CLB report by FSA. The Quarterly National CLB report by FSA presents CLB data by FSA and does not include the CLB aggregated data at either the national or province and territory levels. Also the primary source of data that is used to produce the Quarterly National CLB report by FSA and update the cumulative file comes from the Canada Education Savings Program’s administrative data. Some updates (e.g., reversals, repayments, data errors, and reporting delays) may have been introduced in the Canada Education Savings Program’s administrative data that could affect the previous reporting periods. As a result, the values in the latest quarterly report supersede the previous quarterly reports. 2018-12-12 2018-12-13 Employment and Social Development Canada nc-cesp-pcee-prae-pcre-gd@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca Education and TrainingGovernment and PoliticsCanada Education Savings Program - CESPRegistered Education Savings Plan - RESPCanada Education Savings Grant - CESGCanada Learning Bond - CLBPost-Secondary Education - PSEContributionsBeneficiaries Canada Learning Bond (CLB) Participation Rate (percentage), Cumulative Number of Beneficiaries, and Cumulative Number of Eligible Children by Forward Sortation Area (FSA; i.e., the first three characters of the postal code)CSV http://www.edsc-esdc.gc.ca/ouvert-open/cesp-pcee/cslp/CLB_FSA_CUM94_235_English.csv Canada Learning Bond (CLB) Participation Rate (percentage), Cumulative Number of Beneficiaries, and Cumulative Number of Eligible Children by Forward Sortation Area (FSA; i.e., the first three characters of the postal code)CSV http://www.edsc-esdc.gc.ca/ouvert-open/cesp-pcee/cslp/CLB_FSA_CUM94_235_French.csv Canada Education Savings Program Terms and DefinitionsTXT http://www.edsc-esdc.gc.ca/ouvert-open/cesp-pcee/20140918-01-glossary-eng.txt Canada Education Savings Program Terms and DefinitionsTXT http://www.edsc-esdc.gc.ca/ouvert-open/cesp-pcee/20140918-01-glossary-fra.txt

Canada Learning Bond (CLB) Participation Rate (percentage), Cumulative Number of Beneficiaries, and Cumulative Number of Eligible Children by Forward Sortation Area (FSA; i.e., the first three characters of the postal code)

The CLB is available to children born on or after January 1, 2004, who are from low-income families or getting benefits under the Children’s Special Allowance Act.

The CLB provides an initial payment of $500, and $100 for each year of eligibility up to age 15 (to a maximum of $2,000) and is retroactive. This means CLB payments can be requested for years the beneficiary was eligible, even for years before they were named in an RESP. Personal contributions are not required to receive the CLB.

The table consists of a combination of annual and quarterly data with quarterly reporting beginning with the period ending on September 30, 2013. The first column presents the number of children who have ever received the CLB, the second column presents the number of eligible children in the given Forward Sortation Area (sourced from the Canada Revenue Agency), and the third column presents the participation rate or the proportion of children receiving the CLB in relation to the eligible population.

All population counts of 30 or below are censored due to privacy issues.


A methodological note on the cumulative CLB file - as of December 12, 2018

The cumulative CLB file is an update of the CLB data from consecutive editions of the Quarterly National CLB report by Forward Sortation Area (FSA). The current file is updated using CLB data from the last four quarters (Q4 2017 through to Q3 2018) that can be found in the Q3 2018 National CLB report. The Q3 2018 report also contains the updated FSA values from the August 2018 release of Statistics Canada’s Postal Code Conversion File. In this edition four new FSA values (G3S, H4Y, R5K, and V8E) were created and four FSA values (H4Z, H5A, N8V, and S4K) were removed. Updates of the historical and recent CLB data, in the cumulative file, are adjusted to reflect the new and old FSA values. All counts of 30 or under are not included and are represented with an asterisk in the Quarterly National CLB report by FSA. The Quarterly National CLB report by FSA presents CLB data by FSA and does not include the CLB aggregated data at either the national or province and territory levels.

Also the primary source of data that is used to produce the Quarterly National CLB report by FSA and update the cumulative file comes from the Canada Education Savings Program’s administrative data. Some updates (e.g., reversals, repayments, data errors, and reporting delays) may have been introduced in the Canada Education Savings Program’s administrative data that could affect the previous reporting periods. As a result, the values in the latest quarterly report supersede the previous quarterly reports.

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Canada Learning Bond (CLB) Participation Rate (percentage), Cumulative Number of Beneficiaries, and Cumulative Number of Eligible Children by Forward Sortation Area (FSA; i.e., the first three characters of the postal code) Dataset CSV English Access
Canada Learning Bond (CLB) Participation Rate (percentage), Cumulative Number of Beneficiaries, and Cumulative Number of Eligible Children by Forward Sortation Area (FSA; i.e., the first three characters of the postal code) Dataset CSV French Access
Canada Education Savings Program Terms and Definitions Guide TXT English Access
Canada Education Savings Program Terms and Definitions Guide TXT French Access