Additional Information and Clarification about the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit

Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

If you have lost income because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will provide you with temporary income support.

The CERB will provide you with $500 a week for up to 16 weeks.

How to apply

We will start accepting applications on April 6.

Prior to April 6, individuals who are without work and are eligible for EI can continue to apply for Employment Insurance.

Important! If you are not eligible for Employment Insurance, find out how you can get ready to apply for the CERB through the Canada Revenue Agency.

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About Crissy Wright

Crissy Wright is the Community Facilitator at the Manufacturing Innovation Network (MIN).

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