The information provided on this page is not meant to be financial advice. It is meant as 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. 

For Individuals

Benefits Finder

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.

Support page

Canada Emergency Response Benefit

You can explore this benefit if you are unemployed because of Covid-19 and you do not qualify for Employment Insurance (EI).

Look carefully through the information at the link below to see who can apply. If you applied for CERB before and you are still eligible, then you have to re-apply for every subsequent period.

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

Apply for CERB online

1. Confirm if you are eligible

2. Make sure you can sign into the CRA pages. If not, you should register first.

CRA login services

3. Once you can sign-in you should link a bank account to your CRA Login. Linking your bank account will ensure quicker payment and eliminate cheques that can be lost.

Look for the “Arrange my direct deposit” link to the right of your screen once you are signed in and follow the instructions.

Apply for CERB by phone

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

Employment Insurance

If you are recently unemployed and qualify for EI you should apply.

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-regular-benefit.html

Disability benefits

Canada has a summary page with information about income support for individuals living with a disability or that have children living with a disability.

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/disability.html

Family and caregiving

Explore the benefits available to family, children, spouses and caregiving

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/family.html

Education Planning and Student Aid

Save for education or looking for student aid

Canada Emergency Student Benefit

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education.html

For Businesses