Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough said Tuesday that of the 441,000 people who received letters, many have now filed their taxes, their eligibility for CERB has been confirmed and they won’t have to repay.
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.