Uncertainty about the current situation is causing anxiety for employees and employers alike. Federal, provincial, and municipal governments are helping with various support programs.
This information is intended for informational purposes only. Businesses and individuals should consult their accountant, financial advisor, or government authorities before applying or making decisions about how they should use this information.
Employment Insurance (For those who have lost their job or are being laid off because of COVID-19 and are not sick)
Employment Insurance (EI) provides regular benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (e.g. shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can’t find a job.
Employment Insurance (For those affected by COVID-19 & placed in quarantine only)
Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits can provide you with up to 15 weeks of financial assistance if you cannot work for medical reasons.
Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)
The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19.
Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)
The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care.
Canada Child Benefit (CCB)
The Canada child benefit (CCB) is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).