Prime Minister announces expanded access to Canada Emergency Response Benefit and support for essential workers

Date Announced:

April 15, 2020

Active Period:

March 15, 2020 until October 3, 2020. Replaced by the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB).


The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the government is stepping up to better support those who need help but don't qualify for the CERB, and Canadians working in essential jobs who make less than they would if they received the benefit.

Departments and Agencies:

Office of the Prime Minister

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Citizens | Permanent residents | Temporary residents


Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) | essential workers

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