- Visit the City of Hamilton Closures and Cancellations website(https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/affected-city-services) for details and updates.
- Health Canada's Novel Coronavirus Information Line, toll-free 1-833-784-4397.
- Hamilton Public Health COVID hotline 905-974-9848.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
- See (https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html) website for details.
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.
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.
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.