Canada Emergency Response Benefit
More workers than expected were applying for Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
New loan program on the way to help eligible small businesses cover costs.
Rather than having to show a 30% decline in revenues, employers can show a 15% decline in March
Those who have already applied for Employment Insurance do not need to reapply.
Design of the $24-billion benefit program leaves out people whose hours have been slashed, but not eliminated entirely.
Offers a monthly $2,000 payment for a period of up to 16 weeks for those who wouldn’t otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance.