That's what the federal government is offering (for up to four months) for workers who lost their jobs or income as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. This extends to people who are in quarantine, sick, and those taking care of someone who is sick or watching their kids.
If you're already receiving EI, you should not apply.
The government said Canadians made almost one million claims for unemployment benefits last week, which is equivalent to about 5% of Canada's workforce.
He added that nearly one million people applied for employment insurance last week. "This would help businesses keep their employees as they navigate these hard times, while ensuring they preserve the ability to quickly resume operations as soon as it becomes possible". "They will get to your application". "[We] will get to your application".
Guilbeault also said the government has finished putting together a panel tasked with assessing whether media organizations qualify for three different tax measures that were first promised previous year. Trudeau said an online portal will be available as soon as possible for Canadians who need relief.
But CFIB says CERB doesn't replace the what they say is a need to increase the 10 per cent wage subsidy to 75 per cent of wages for all employers, up to a cap of $5,000 per worker per month.
"This pandemic is moving extremely quickly and it is an exceptional situation that requires extreme flexibility and rapidity of response by governments to be able to help Canadians and react to a situation we've seen is moving quickly every single day", Trudeau said at his daily briefing.
Supports Canadian businesses through Export Development Canada (EDC) by temporarily providing the Minister of Finance with more flexibility in setting EDC's capital and liability limits - as well as the Canada Account limit - and expanding EDC's ability to engage in domestic financial transactions so that it can more effectively deliver financial and credit insurance support to affected Canadian businesses.
As the Star's Susan Delacourt points out, "bounding out of his home" after a two-week sequestration "would not exactly fit with the message of self-discipline that Trudeau has been ratcheting up this week in his daily press conferences".
Local governments have been increasing social-distancing measures to stem the spread of coronavirus, which has led thousands of businesses to close their doors.
He also continued to ask Canadians to stay home, and not go outside unless "you absolutely have to".
The prime minister also said "this is only the beginning", adding that he had more measures to announce - including for businesses. "That applies to everyone".