Employment Insurance (Federal Government)

Employment Insurance benefits and leave information for workers, families, fishers and sickness, as well as how to apply and submit a report.

Phone: 1-800-206-7218

Web: www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html

Canada Recovery Benefit (Federal Government) – Canada Revenue Agency

If you were receiving CERB, you may be eligible for one of the new recovery benefits retroactive to September 27, 2020 and available until September 25, 2021.

The Canada Recovery Benefit will provide eligible workers with $500 per week (taxable, tax deducted at source) for up to 26 weeks for those who have stopped working and who are not eligible for EI, or had their employment/self-employment income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19. This benefit will be paid in two-week periods.

Phone: 1-833-966-2099

Web: www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit.html

Income Assistance (Provincial Government)

If you were receiving CERB, you may be eligible for one of the new recovery benefits retroactive to September 27, 2020 and available until September 25, 2021.

The Canada Recovery Benefit will provide eligible workers with $500 per week (taxable, tax deducted at source) for up to 26 weeks for those who have stopped working and who are not eligible for EI, or had their employment/self-employment income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19. This benefit will be paid in two-week periods.

Phone: 1-866-866-0800

Web: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/income-assistance