Perhaps you should learn to have a difference of opinion without being disrespectful and also read and understand before you lash out. What part of "and if eligible for it why not" did you not understand? If you spend 183 days of every calendar year in Canada, you ARE a resident of Canada. Where does it say you must be living in Canada? 4. Can I get the Canada child tax benefit? To be eligible, you must meet all the following conditions: •you must live with the child, and the child must be under the age of 18; •you must be primarily responsible for the care and upbringing of the child; •you must be a resident of Canada; and •you or your spouse or common-law partner must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a protected person, or a temporary resident who has lived in Canada for the previous 18 months, and who has a valid permit in the 19th month.