Shady Salah – Media in Toronto
The Federal government will provide two benefits as of April 1st as part of the ongoing efforts to help Canadians facing difficulties amid the global COVID-19 outbreak.
The Emergency Care Benefit provides up to $900 every two weeks for up to 15 weeks, to those affected by COVID-19. It’s intended for those who don’t qualify for EI, can’t go to work and don’t have paid sick leave.
The Emergency Support Benefit: will give up to $5 billion to workers ineligible for EI who face unemployment. It is intended to be a long-term income support, but the government hasn’t yet said how much it will provide, or how long funds will be given out.
Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, said that “No Canadian should have to worry about paying their rent or buying groceries during this difficult time”.