CPWD officials in Manitoba said they are hoping the province will be able to provide refunds on their tax returns for the current fiscal year, as well as for the one after that.
They say that will give them more time to make adjustments for the cost of living adjustment.
The provincial government says it will begin issuing refunds starting Oct. 3.
A total of 4,000 people will receive a refund for 2017.
The CPWD said the refund will be based on the average annual gross income of all Manitoba families that file tax returns.
The government says they will begin accepting the tax refund by Oct. 1, 2019.
It was unclear how much the government plans to refund the CPW, and the province said it has no idea how many of those eligible families will be receiving refunds.
The department says it has been working with tax authorities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba to provide information on the tax refunds that will be issued.