Financial Benefits During COVID-19 - Toronto

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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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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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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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Low Income Ontario Students Will Get Free iPads with Free Rogers Wireless Data

The Ontario government has announced that iPads are being purchased and distributed by Ontario school boards, pre-equipped with free Rogers LTE wireless data for low-income students. The… Read more »

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April 16: Business With Minimum Payroll of $20,000 Now Eligible For Canada Emergency Business Account

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is expanding a loan program for small businesses suffering from the COVID−19 pandemic and is working on new support… Read more »

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April 15: CERB Eligibility Rules – up to $1000 a Month in Income, Seasonal Workers, and Those Whose EI Benefits Expired After Dec 29, 2019

Today morning, the federal government announced that it is loosening the eligibility criteria for emergency federal pandemic aid to cover seasonal workers without jobs and workers whose… Read more »

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CERB Will Include Those Out of EI, Part Timers, Seasonal Workers Including Those Making up to $1,000 a Month

The federal government is loosening the eligibility criteria for emergency federal pandemic aid to cover seasonal workers without jobs and workers whose hours have been drastically cut… Read more »

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

As part of Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19, the government of Ontario is giving families a one-time payment of $200 per child up to 12 years… Read more »

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Justin Trudeau Announces $100 Million for Urgent Food Needs of Vulnerable Canadians

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has announced an investment of $100 million to improve access to food for Canadians facing social, economic, and health impacts of the… Read more »

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How to Apply For Canada Emergency Response Benefit When it Launches on April 6

Today, the Government of Canada announced that Canadians will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) from April 6th. Canada Emergency Response Benefit… Read more »

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How to Apply For Canada Emergency Business Account Through CIBC

CIBC announced that it is launching a fully digital application process for clients eligible for the new Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) as part of the federal… Read more »

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COVID-19: Eligible Canadians to Get $2000 Under Canada Emergency Response Benefit

As part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, the government is establishing Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) that will give eligible Canadians a taxable… Read more »

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COVID-19: Emergency Care Benefit of up to $900 for Two Weeks and Other Benefits Announced by Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Trudeau has announced more than $82 billion through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to help Canadians affected by coronavirus related financial fallout. Highlights: $27 billion… Read more »