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Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

This will provide a benefit of $2,000 a month for up to four months for workers who lose their income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are open as of April 6, 2020.


  • Residing in Canada, who are at least 15 years old;

  • Who have stopped working because of COVID-19 and have not voluntarily quit their job or are eligible for EI regular or sickness benefits;

  • You had income of at least $5,000 (non-eligible dividends included - check your 2019 T5 slip issued from corporation to verify the type of dividends) in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of their application; and

  • If you were an employee and received employment income (T4), you should apply for Employment Insurance benefits using this link: Click to Apply

  • Your employment or self-employment income was less than $1,000 or you had no income for at least 14 consecutive days in the initial four-week period. For subsequent benefit periods, you expect to have no employment or self-employment income.

How to Apply:

Please note that the above eligibility list is not exhaustive. It is advised that you either go to this link  for any further questions related to your eligibility. We also welcome any questions via email. We will be unable to answer any questions via phone-calls.

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