COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

As part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, the government has introduced new ways to support the self-employed.

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has been announced which will be a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months.

  • Among others, this benefit will be available to wage earners and self-employed individuals, including contract workers, who would not otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance.
  • If eligible, you will be able to apply for this benefit starting early April. Applications can be submitted via the CRA website.

Other information regarding financial relief and assistance can be found at
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

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