Provincial and Federal Financial Supports during COVID-19

Key Information

Federal Programs

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan 

Transition from CERB to Employment Insurance (EI)

  • The Government of Canada announced changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program and new recovery benefits that will better support Canadians.
  • If you need financial assistance after your CERB ends, there are some temporary changes to the EI program to help you access EI benefits. These changes will be in effect for 1 year. Find out if you qualify by visiting website.

New Recovery Benefits

  • Canada Recovery Benefit(CRB)
  • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit(CRCB)
  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit(CRSB)

Do I qualify for WSIB benefits?

  • If you believe you contracted COVID-19 while at work, you may file a claim to determine if you are eligible for WSIB coverage.
  • Call 1-800-387-0750 for more information.

Having trouble paying rent?

  • The province has suspended evictions (approving new ones or enforcing evictions) in the current health emergency.
  • The Ontario Landlord Tenant Board handles tenants’ rights: 1-888-332-3234.
24 Hours
Through website.
Toll-Free Number: 1-800-622-6232

For those affected by COVID-19. Refer to websites for eligibility.

The Benefit is available to workers:

  • Residing in Canada, who are at least 15 years old;
  • Who have stopped working because of reasons related to COVID-19 or are eligible for Employment Insurance regular or sickness benefits or have exhausted their Employment Insurance regular benefits between December 29, 2019 and October 3, 2020;
  • Who had employment and/or self-employment income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of their application; and, Who have not quit their job voluntarily.
Areas Served
Application Instructions

Refer to website for application. Apply through either Service Canada or Canada Revenue Agency, not both.

  • When submitting your first claim, you cannot have earned more than $1,000 in employment and/or self-employment income for 14 or more consecutive days within the four-week benefit period of your claim.
  • When submitting subsequent claims, you cannot have earned more than $1,000 in employment and/or self-employment income for the entire four-week benefit period of your new claim.
Last Full Update
November 12, 2020