Canadian Covid Assistance Information

These articles are helpful in understanding what is available to businesses and individuals in Canada in terms of Covid-19 assistance. New links will be added as they are available.

Thanks for including the article on the Canadian Benefit Information Updates. Many employees and employers are concerned and confused on what’s going to happen now that CERB has come to an end. These articles clearly explain the benefits and how to apply. I’ll be sharing these articles with our team. Keep up the great work.

— Rob McConnell, President, Gibson’s Cleaners, Toronto

CRA Cash Benefits: The $500 CRB Is Better and More Flexible than CERB

The Justin Trudeau government has passed new legislation in which it increased the CRB benefit to $500 a week, bringing it in line with the CERB. The government realized that it would at least take a year for the economy to return to normalcy. Hence, the new CRB begins from September 27 and ends on September 25, 2021. Every eligible individual can claim the CRB for up to 26 weeks, claiming a maximum of $13,000.

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New CRB benefit gets 25% boost, bringing payments to same level as CERB.

The federal government kicked off the new parliamentary session by boosting the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) to the same level as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), which is winding down as it transitions to Employment Insurance (EI).

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) gives financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are directly affected by COVID-19.

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CERB is transitioning to EI. What does it mean?

New benefits are introduced and EI is being revamped. Here’s what you need to know.

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