"We're working on flights from Panama, Tunisia, Ukraine, in addition to the flights we've already announced from Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Spain", said Trudeau.
All Canadian workers over the age of 15 who have earned more than $5,000 in the last 12 months but are now earning no income because of the COVID-19 pandemic would qualify for the temporary benefit program, Morneau said.
Trudeau said Canada was testing 10,000 people a day for Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, and Canada was ramping up production of emergency medical equipment and medication.
The government is looking at ways to help people bridge the gap between their last paycheck and the emergency response benefit, such as through credit, said Trudeau, as well as more direct help for businesses, such as examining models used in countries like Germany and Denmark.
He said he expected cash to be in Canadians' hands within 10 days of submitting their applications, which should be available in early April.
To access the CERB, an application website will be launched at the beginning of April.
"If you have lost your job because of COVID-19, whether you are full time, contract, or self employed, this new benefit will be there for you". According to reports, almost 1 million Canadians have applied for employment insurance in the past week as thousands of jobs continue to be slashed in the wake of the pandemic.
"Like I said from the start, we will adapt our approach wherever needed", the prime minister said. "We will always ensure that our system works in a robust way both around accountability and helping Canadians as quickly as is necessary in these exceptional circumstances".
Details are coming later from the heritage minister, Trudeau added.
Trudeau says an Air Canada flight to Spain is also confirmed, while Air Transat has been cleared for two flights to Honduras and one each to Ecuador, El Salvador and Guatemala.
To increase the processing speed of new EI claims, he says Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has even been asking former EI claims specialists to come back to work for the department for the next few months.
Both opposition parties urged the government to split those powers into a separate bill from the multi-billion dollar aid measures for Canadians and businesses, as no party appeared to take issue with the financial assistance.
Albertans affected by COVID-19 are also able to apply for emergency financial aid of up to $1,146. The legislation also requires parts of the bill come to an end if they're not reauthorized by Parliament through legislation by a certain date.
In his Wednesday address, Trudeau promised that the government is doing everything possible to give Canadians financial relief during this hard time. "But here's what we do know", Trudeau said during his daily address.