Financial Benefits During COVID-19 -

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Expanded Support for Learners for High School Students in Ontario – How to Apply

The Ontario government is expanding the Support for Learners program to include secondary school students to help offset education expenses. Support will be available for those who… Read more »

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Support for Learners – How to Apply For Ontario’s $200 COVID-19 Childcare Support

The Ontario government is once again providing a one-time payment of $200 per child for families facing new education-related expenses in the COVID-19 era. **NEW — Expanded… Read more »

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Liberals to Replace CERB with $400 a Week Benefit, Simplified EI Program at Cost of $37B

The federal Liberals are rolling out a $37−billion income−support plan for workers whose earnings have crashed during the pandemic, providing a hint of future changes to the… Read more »

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Manitoba Government Offers More Subsidies for Businesses Hit by COVID-19 and Extends Back To Work Program

The Manitoba government is extending and expanding a wage-subsidy program to spur job creation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Until now, the Back To Work program paid businesses… Read more »

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to Be Extended to December

The federal government is for the second time extending its program to subsidize wages in companies hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, this time until at least December. But… Read more »

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Essential Manitoba Workers Earning Up to $5000 Qualify for $1000 One-Time COVID-19 Payment

The Manitoba government is expanding a one-time wage supplement for low-income front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The province is doubling the wage cap so that workers can get the… Read more »

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Canadians with Disabilities to Get $300 to $600 One Time Tax-Free Payment

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced support to help Canadians with disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic. This support includes a one-time payment to certificate holders… Read more »

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Seniors to Receive COVID-19 Relief of $200 to $500 in July

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that seniors eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) will receive their special one-time, tax-free… Read more »

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May 15: More Employers Can Now Apply For Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy as Eligibility Criteria Expanded

The federal government announced that federal wage subsidy for employees in businesses hit hard by COVID-19 will last at least until the end of August. Trudeau also… Read more »

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May 15: How to Apply For Canada Emergency Student Benefit

The CESB, which will be delivered by the Canada Revene Agency (CRA), will provide temporary income support to eligible post-secondary students and new graduates who are unable to work or find work this summer due to COVID-19, or are working and are not making over $1000.

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May 15: Applications Will Open for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit This Friday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that the Canada Emergency Student Benefit application process will open this Friday, May 15. The CESB will be available from May… Read more »

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Seniors to Receive One-Time Benefit Top-Up of $200 to $300 in COVID-19 Aid

The federal government is giving seniors a one-time, tax-free top-up payment to help manage extra costs associated with COVID-19.

Seniors Minister Deb Schulte says seniors who receive old age security will get $300, and those who receive the guaranteed income supplement will receive $200.

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Heritage Canada Provides Details of $500 Million Emergency Support Fund for Arts and Culture

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault is offering more details on which Canadian arts and culture organizations will benefit from $500 million of COVID-19 government support.

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Canadian Amateur Sport to Receive $72 Million in Federal Relief

The money earmarked for sports will go to national and provincial organizations, Canadian sport institutes and Indigenous sport groups.

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PEI Announces $1000 One Time Payment for Essential Workers, $2000 for Tourism Operators

The Prince Edward Island government has announced a number of programs to assist people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Finance Minister Darlene Compton says 17,000 Islanders who… Read more »

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Federal Government Announces One Time up to $300 Extra Per Child CCB Payment in May

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced an extra $300 per child in May as part of federal initiatives to support families deal with the added pressures… Read more »

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Applications Are Open for Tax Free One Time $1000 British Columbia Emergency Benefit for Workers

On March 23, 2020, the government of British Columbia announced a cumulative economic package of $5 billion in income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people,… Read more »

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Saskatchewan Introduces $400 Per Month Temporary Wage Supplement For Lower Income Essential Workers

The government of Saskatchewan has introduced a $400 per month temporary wage supplement for lower-income essential workers at senior-care, group homes, childcare facilities, and emergency and transition… Read more »

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April 27: How to Apply for Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Applications are Now Open

The federal government has announced that applications for 75 per cent wage subsidy for qualifying businesses will open on April 27th. Officials expect to have processed 90… Read more »

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Pandemic Payment: Ontario Front-line Workers to Get $4 Per Hour Increase

The government of Ontario has announced temporary pandemic payment for front-line workers. There will be an of four dollars per hour worked on top of existing hourly… Read more »

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Ontario Joins the Federal Government For $900M Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

The Ontario government has announced that is partnering with the federal government by committing $241 million through the new Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (OCECRA) to… Read more »

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Pregnant Women Who Were Left Out of CERB Will Soon Receive Financial Help

Expectant mothers who have been left out of a key COVID-19 emergency-aid program will receive financial help, and will qualify for federal benefits when they go on maternity… Read more »

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Manitoba Summer Student Recovery Plan: Manitoba Will Pay 50% of Eligible Wages

The Manitoba government is promising wage subsidies for businesses that hire students this summer. Premier Brian Pallister says the government will pay half of eligible wages — up… Read more »

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Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program: PM Unveils 75% Rent Relief for Businesses

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is announcing significant rent relief for businesses that can’t afford to pay their landlords at a time when their operations are shut down… Read more »