Federal Funding for Individuals

For the most up to date information, or to follow new announcements, be sure to check the Government of Canada's website for Coronavirus information.

Canada Recovery Benefits (CRB)

CRB supports employed or self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and not entitled to the Employment Insurance (EI) benefit. Those eligible receive $1,000 ($900 after tax) for a two-week period.  Available from September 27 to September 25, 2021. (This program replaces the CERB program which closed December 2020.)

 

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

CRSB provides $500 per week, for a maximum of two weeks to workers who are unable to work for at least 50% of the week due to contracting COVID-19, quarantining for 14 days, or caring for family members who have contracted COVID-19.  You may apply for up to two weeks between September 2020 and September 25, 2021.

 

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) - CLOSED

CESB provides support of up to $1,250 for a 4-week period, for post-secondary students, and recent post-secondary and high school graduates who were unable to find work due to CVOID-19.