There has been news about an upcoming simplified EI program. Although the details has not been explained in detailed yet, we know the follow facts:
The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) plan was included in an economic recovery bill that was tabled in Parliament. If the legislation passes, Canadians who qualify could receive $500 a week for up to 26 weeks between Sept. 27 and Sept. 25, 2021.
The Canada Recovery Sickness benefit (CRSB), which would provide $500 a week for two weeks to workers who fall ill or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19;
The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB), which would provide $500 a week per household for up to 26 weeks when someone must take a leave from work to care for a family member.
All Canadians are be able to apply for the CRB, CRSB, and CRCB through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website for one year up until September 25, 2021.
Legislation details: https://www.parl.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?billId=10867434&Language=E