Support for Individuals and Families

January 12, 2021

Employment Insurance (EI) program

The CRA has made temporary changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program to better support Canadians who need financial assistance. As of September 27, 2020, the minimum benefit rate is $500 per week before taxes in most cases

Follow this link to apply for Employment Insurance: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html

If you are not eligible for EI, you may be eligible for the new benefits:

 

Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)

The CRB provides $500 per week for up to 26 weeks for workers who have stopped working or had their income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19, and who are not eligible for Employment Insurance (EI).

Follow this link to apply for the CRB: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit/crb-how-apply.html

 

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

The CRSB provides $500 per week for up to a maximum of two weeks, for workers who:

Follow this link to apply for the CRSB: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-sickness-benefit/crsb-how-apply.html

 

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

The CRCB provides $500 per week for up to 26 weeks per household for workers:

Follow this link to apply for the CRCB: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit/crcb-how-apply.html