Navigating the Canada Emergency Response Benefit: Information for Workers

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The Halifax Workers Action Centre created a guide to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Federal Government announced a new fund for those affected by COVID-19 called the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), created under the Canada Emergency Response Benefit Act (​CERB Act, contained in Bill C-13​) . In response to the pandemic, CERB will provide a taxable $2,000 per month benefit for a maximum of 16 weeks to a wide range of workers and self-employed people. Although it does not cover all workers affected by COVID-19, there are measures that you can take in some cases to maintain or gain eligibility and still access Employment Insurance (EI) afterwards if you qualify. This information sheet will provide a background to the program and provide information to help navigate access to the CERB benefit. If you are looking for the Top Real Estate Agents in Canada, in you can find all what you need.

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