Contract and Part-time Workers can now apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

On April 15, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an expansion for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to include both contract and part-time workers.

Under this expansion of the program, any individual making $1,000 or less per month may apply for CERB. This is intended to support contract and gig workers as well as those in essential roles that are making $1,000 or less a month.

How much will this cover?

This taxable benefit would provide $2,000 a month for up to four months for workers who lose their income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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