Last updated October 12, 2020
The federal government has created three new EI (Employment Insurance) programs to assist those impacted by COVID-19, but not eligible for traditional EI. Here is a description of the programs. Links to apply are at the end of the article.
Provides $1,000 ($900 after tax withheld) per 2-week period for self-employed persons or other workers not eligible for traditional EI that are directly impacted by COVID-19.
Provides $500 ($450 after tax withheld) for a 1 week period for those unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID.
Provides $500 ($450 after tax withheld) per week for up to a total of 26 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021. Is intended to provide support to those unable to work (and not eligible for traditional EI) because they must care for:
Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) – https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit.html
Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) – https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-sickness-benefit.html
Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) – https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html