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Update on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

“Our goal is to transition everyone on the CERB to Employment Insurance. In the coming weeks, we will create a transitional, parallel benefit that is similar to Employment Insurance.  This benefit will include access to training, and allow you to work more hours and earn more money. There will also be a sickness and caregivers benefit if you’re not covered at work if you get COVID-19, or if your kids or parents get it and you have to take care of them.  We’ll have more details to share in the coming weeks, but here’s the bottom line: we intend to cover every Canadian who is looking for work with a better, 21st century EI system. And there will be no increase to EI premiums during this challenging time.” Updated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

CERB extended from 16 weeks to 24 weeks for workers who:

  • stopped working due to COVID-19 or
  • are eligible for Employment Insurance regular or sickness benefits or
  • have exhausted their Employment Insurance regular benefits or Employment Insurance fishing benefits between December 29, 2019 and October 3, 2020.

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

If you are eligible, you can receive $2,000 for a 4-week period (the same as $500 a week).

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