Toronto Sun – High schoolers reportedly claimed $636 million in federal relief cheques

Kevin Connor Publishing date: Jul 14, 2022 Statistics Canada says hundreds of thousands of teenaged students received payments of up to $5,000, which was money intended for COVID relief aid for jobless taxpayers facing eviction or foreclosure, according to Blacklock’s Reporter. Access to Information documents show in 2021 a total $636 million was paid to high...

How to change my address with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)?

Who must notify the CRA of the change of address? Anyone earning revenue in Canada must update their address with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA).  For most of us, when we talk about changes of address with the federal government, we mainly refer to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). By changing your address with CRA, it...

CBC.ca – Almost 100,000 students to get break on CERB repayments

Elizabeth Thompson · CBC News · Posted: Jun 24, 2022 Many students who got CERB should have applied for the lower paying Canada Emergency Student Benefit Nearly 100,000 students asked to repay CERB benefits they claimed during the COVID-19 pandemic could soon get a break. Under an order in council, adopted without fanfare earlier this month, students will be able...

Canada.ca – Update on the Government of Canada issuing debt notification to ineligible Canada Emergency Response Benefit recipients

May 10, 2022   Ottawa, Ontario   Canada Revenue Agency The quick and decisive actions taken by the Government of Canada to provide income support through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) helped more than 8 million workers and their families stay afloat, and millions more through the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) that followed. As part of its...

CBC.ca – These Islanders say the CRA wants them to repay thousands from emergency COVID-19 benefit

CBC News · Posted: May 12, 2022 6:00 AM AT  |  from Hannah Bryenton Government says the repayments should have been anticipated, but many say they are frustrated, confused Islanders who received money from the federal government’s COVID-19 emergency benefit say they’re surprised to be getting emails and letters claiming they owe the Canada Revenue Agency thousands...

CP24 – Government data suggests First Nations hit more often with CERB repayment letters

Jordan Press, Kelly Geraldine Malone And Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press Published Friday, April 22, 2022 Vivian Ketchum applied for emergency aid during the first wave of the pandemic when she was forced to isolate after being a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. As someone who is already in a financially...

Insauga.com – CRA asking residents to justify receiving CERB in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton and rest of Canada

By Jonah Shinuda  |  Published March 6, 2022 Residents who collected money from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) can expect a letter — if they haven’t gotten one already — from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) asking them to verify that they were eligible to receive it. The CERB was rolled out early during the...

Globe and Mail – CRA to send out new round of letters checking eligibility from CERB recipients

JORDAN PRESS, OTTAWA, THE CANADIAN PRESS The Canada Revenue Agency is sending out a new round of letters to pandemic aid recipients to verify they were eligible for the help, and warning of potential need for repayments. It’s the second time the agency is mailing Canada Emergency Response Benefit recipients as part of a process...

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...