The agency estimates that about 30,000 people won’t have to refund their CERB payments, representing about $240 million in benefits, or about $8,000 on average.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government’s signature benefit for people whose jobs have vanished amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended by eight weeks. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit has paid $500 a week for a maximum of 16 weeks depending on when people signed up for the help either because they...
The first few hours today, April 6, 240,000 people successfully applied for COVID-19 emergency relief of $500-a-week-payment for workers who have lost all their income.
Over the last two weeks, more than two million people have applied for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits-- a huge spike from records of previous recessions.