Designated COVID-19 lockdown regions for the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit

  Designated COVID-19 lockdown regions for the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit Your region may be designated as a lockdown region if it: has been in lockdown or subject to capacity-limiting restrictions of 50% or more for more than 7 consecutive days was designated by the Governor-in-Council If you work in these regions, you may be...

YorkRegion.com – ‘So messed up, stressful:’ Georgina new mom finds silver lining amid pandemic

By Amanda Persico, Georgina Advocate, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 #Reflection: Then and now: Georgina woman goes from unemployed and pregnant to new mom and owning her own business While some may say it was an improvement over the previous year, there was still a lot about 2021 that we’d like to forget. There were some...

Canada.ca – Government Temporarily Expands Access to Lockdown Program and Worker Lockdown Benefit

December 22, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadian workers and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, announced the federal government’s intention to temporarily expand eligibility for key support programs to ensure Canadians are...

Toronto Star – Job losses loom as Toronto businesses close or cut back — but this time workers have almost no government support

New federal pandemic aid program is currently not available to any workers at all and the government ended the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) program in October. By Christine DobbyBusiness Reporter, Wed., Dec. 22, 2021 A wave of slashed hours and job losses is headed for the hospitality, entertainment and retail sectors, and labour advocates say workers...

Canada Summer Job Application – Deadline January 25, 2022

The call for applications is now open for Canada Summer Jobs program. Service Canada will inform you of the status of your application starting in April 2022. Once approved, the list of employers approved for funding will be available on the Canada Summer Jobs Employers Approved for funding. Jobs that have been approved for funding are...

Financial Post – Liberal incompetence delays full accounting of CERB fraud

The pandemic relief system is an example of federal malpractice Author of the article: Diane Francis    Publishing date:  Dec 16, 2021 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is not only incompetent, it’s derelict. The House finance committee heard testimony this week that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) likely included many fraudulent payments, but...

Canada.ca – Supporting Canadians through the Recovery

Last year, the Government of Canada put in place an economic response plan with unprecedented measures to meet the unprecedented challenge of the pandemic. The plan is working: Canada exceeded its goal of creating a million new jobs, well ahead of expectations; Canada has the second-fastest jobs recovery in the G7; and Canada has recouped...

CBC – Organized crime ‘knowingly and actively’ exploited federal pandemic benefits: intelligence reports

FINTRAC not sure total amount of CERB/CEBA funds may have gone to organized crime Catharine Tunney · CBC News · Posted: Nov 12, 2021 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: November 12 The federal government spent billions of dollars on income supports to help Canadians weather the pandemic — but it appears these emergency benefits inadvertently went to criminals...

Canada.ca – The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit

From: Department of Finance Canada Canada is on the road to economic recovery and employment is now back to pre-pandemic levels. This is thanks to the resilience of employers and hard work of Canadians. The government is making adjustments to pandemic income support programs to reflect the new phase of the recovery. The government is moving...

CBC – CERB cutting into child care benefits unexpected, mom says

‘I lost $323 a month, so in the end it kind of screwed us,’ New Waterford, N.S., mother says Tom Ayers · CBC News · Posted: Nov 09, 2021 6:00 AM AT | Last Updated: November 9 For Kathleen Coady, a single mother living in New Waterford, N.S., the Canada Emergency Response Benefit was a lifeline during the COVID-19...