The information provided on this page is not meant to be financial advice. It is a quick guide to access information that might be relevant to the reader.
The list is not extensive and complete, but aims to highlight some of the benefits that may be available to you.
If you want to explore what benefits are available to you, this is a good place to start.
Start on the benefits page
Then click on the button “Get started with Benefits Finder”
Covid-19 Benefits Finder
An online tool to guide what specific Covid-19 financial support might be available to you.
Support for individuals during Covid-19
The Canada Revenue Agency has a summary page with information about income support for individuals in response to Covid-19.
Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
The Canada Recovery Benefit replaces the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) that ended September 29, 2020.
This benefit is for the unemployed because of Covid-19 and that do not qualify for Employment Insurance (EI).
Look carefully through the information at the link below to see who can apply. You need to to apply for every eligible period. The payments does not automatically continue after your first payment.
or Apply for CRB by phone
Hours of operation: Monday to Sunday 6am to 3am (eastern time)
1. Confirm if you are eligible
2. Call 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041
3. Ensure you have the following information ready before you call:
- your social insurance number (SIN)
- postal code
- date of birth
If you are recently unemployed and qualify for EI you should apply.
Canada has a summary page with information about income support for individuals living with a disability or that have children living with a disability.
Family and caregiving
Explore the benefits available to family, children, spouses and caregiving
Education Planning and Student Aid
Save for education or looking for student aid
Canada Emergency Student Benefit