Canada is helping people who are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you live in Canada, even temporarily, there may be support for you.
What is a Canadian child benefit and how to apply for it?
- Eligible recipients will receive $300 more per child with their regular May Canada child benefit (CCB) payment.
- If you have previously applied for the CCB, you do not need to reapply.
- For more information on the CCB, such as how to apply and eligibility requirements, go to to the following website or call 1-800-387-1193: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/canada-child-benefit-overview.html
What is Employment Insurance and Canada Recovery Benefit?
The new recovery benefits are available between September 27, 2020, and September 25, 2021.
To give workers seeking employment the support they need to get back on their feet, the government has made changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program.
EI is now available to more workers, including those who would not have qualified for EI in the past, extending coverage to more than 400,000 people. Anyone receiving EI is eligible for a taxable benefit of at least $500 per week, or $300 per week for extended parental benefits, and regular benefits are accessible for up to 50 weeks.
For more info, follow the website: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit.html