Living in Moose Jaw
Everyone who works in Canada must file an income tax return, no matter how much or how little income you have. And income tax return tells the government how much money you have earned. The taxation year is from January 1 to December 31 of each year. To find out more, click on the info link.
Even if you have no income to report or tax to pay, you may be eligible for certain payments or credits from the Federal or Provincial governments. In order to receive these payments or credits, you must file an income tax return.
Benefits and Programs
You may be eligible for certain benefits from either the Federal or Provincial Government. Some of these are:
- Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Programs:
- Child Tax Benefits: The Canada child tax benefit is a tax-free monthly payment made to many lower income families to help them with the cost of having children under age 18. To find more, click on the info link.
- Universal Child Care Benefits
- GST/HST Credit: If you have a low income, you may find you also get a Goods and Services (GST) Rebate. To find out more, click on the info link.
- Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services
- Saskatchewan Ministry of Health
There are many places of worship in Moose Jaw. Most Christian churches have services on the weekend (Saturdays or Sundays). Some churches are associated with a particular denomination, while others are not. There is also Multi-Faith Moose Jaw which is for people with many different faiths and welcomes everyone. It tries to bring together people from different religious communities so we can learn about each other and worship together. This group meets at 2 PM on the third Sunday of odd-numbered months (January, March, May and so on.). You can take a can of non-perishable food for the food bank, if you go. To find out more, contact Rabbi C. David at the following info link.