COVID-19 Information

June 25, 2020

HEALTH:

Government of Canada – Public Health     Alberta Health Services – COVID-19 info for Albertans

TRAVEL:

All Canadians abroad who want to return to Canada must register online with Global Affairs Canada AND email sos@international.gc.ca or phone 1-613-996-8885.

ECONOMIC SUPPORT:  

Government of Canada’s Economic Response Plan – support for individuals and businesses.

To determine the support you may be eligible for: https://covid-benefits.alpha.canada.ca/en/start

One-time tax-free payment for seniors. UPDATE: Will be delivered to eligible seniors the week of July 6.

The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) – apply here

Looking for work? Full time and part time jobs listed on Job Bank.

The Canada Student Service Grant pays post-secondary students and recent grads who volunteer in pandemic-related programs up to $5000 based on the number of hours worked. Information about opportunities can be found on the “I Want to Help” site. Charities and Non-Profit Organizations interested in recruiting volunteers through the program must register by August 21, 2020. Criteria available here.

Federal support for businesses, including the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) and wage subsidies (CEWS). The CEWS calculator and how to apply. Frequently asked Questions about CEWS.

Apply online for the Government of Canada’s Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or by phone: 1‑800‑959‑2019 or 1‑800‑959‑2041. Questions and Answers about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

If you are having problems applying for EI or the CERB and have been unable to get through on the Service Canada phone line (1-800-206-7218), call 1-833-699-0299 to speak to a Service Canada CERB agent who may be able to address your issue. Or you may submit an online Service Canada Service Request form, and a Service Canada officer will contact you within about 48 hours.

Free virtual tax clinics are available for eligible people who have a modest income and a simple tax situation.