The unfortunate reality of today is a lot of people are losing shifts, being laid off, etc because of COVID-19. If you require financial assistance at this time, you can find information below on ways the Federal Government is trying to help you through these tough times.
- What you require before Applying for EI: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-regular-benefit/before-applying.html
- How to Apply for EI: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-regular-benefit/apply.html
- Emergency Care Benefit (Available April 2020) – If you do not qualify for EI, however you or a family member you care for are quarantined or sick with COVID-19 https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-individuals.html#emergency_care_benefit
- Child Care Benefits Information (Available early May 2020) – https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-individuals.html#increasing_canada_child_benefit (Available early May 2020)
For all general questions you must call: 1 800 206 7218
Questions about COVID EI? Call: 1 833 381 2725