CERB and Employment Insurance (EI)

The government of Canada announced some new benefits and supports for workers affected by COVID-19 listed below. If you have questions about your rights as a worker during the COVID-19 Crisis, contact the Worker's Action Centre. For a guide on what to apply for depending on you situation, check out this detailed guide compiled and published freely by Dr. Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor of Political Management at Carleton University.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) 

Applications for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit are now open. Here are some important updates to know about CERB:


Employment Insurance (EI) Caregiver Benefit

If you are caring for someone who is critically ill, you may be eligible for EI Caregiver Benefits. For more information on the EI Caregiver Benefit and to apply, click here.


Contact the Workers' Action Centre for their free hotline at 416-531-0778 (Toll-free: 1-855-531-0778).