CERB Changes


The federal government has announced its plan to transition Canadians from the CERB to the EI system and that the CERB will be extended for an extra month.

The government also announced three new benefits. The new Canada Recovery Benefit is for workers who are self-employed or are not eligible for EI and cannot resume work. The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit is for workers who are ill or who must self-isolate for reasons related to COVID-19. The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit is for workers who are unable to work because they are caring for a child, dependent or family member because schools or daycares are closed due to COVID-19.

To find out more about these three new programs, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html