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Nunavut Carbon Credit payments issued

Press Release

13 September 2023

Nunavummiut received the first Nunavut Carbon Credit payment on September 5, 2023.

The Nunavut Carbon Credit is a is a non-taxable payment from the Government of Nunavut (GN) designed to help Nunavummiut offset the price of carbon-based fuels.

The Nunavut Carbon Credit is a total of $308 per individual per year, paid as $77 every three months.

The next payment will be on October 5 and payments will occur on a quarterly basis thereafter – on January 5, April 5, July 5 and October 5 in each year the credit is offered.

There is no application required. Nunavummiut who file their 2022 taxes will be immediately enrolled for the Nunavut Carbon Credit. Those who have not filed taxes but are eligible can update their personal information with the Canada Revenue Agency to ensure they receive this credit and any other benefits they may be entitled to.

Nunavummiut enrolled in direct deposit with the CRA will receive a payment directly to their bank account; otherwise, a cheque will be sent to the individual. Payments for children or dependents will be made to the tax filer who claims them on their tax return.

For more information, please contact the Department of Finance’s Taxation and Insurance Section at 1-800-316-3324.


Media Contact:

Hillary Casey
Director of Corporate Policy
Department of Finance


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