Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is part of the Federal COVID-19 Emergency Response Act that was passed March 24 and 25. At the time of writing, information and supporting regulations are still being released.
The subsidy is designed to support Canadians who have been directly affected by COVID-19. This financial support is available to both employed and self-employed Canadians. It provides a $2000 taxable benefit for a 4-week period for up to 16 weeks or 4 periods.
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit will cover:
Wage-earners who must stop working due to COVID-19
Those who are sick, quarantined or taking care of someone who has COVID-19
Working parents who must stay home with children due to sickness or daycare/school closures
For additional details on the program and how to apply, please refer to
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Canada Emergency Response Benefit