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Helpful links for support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Here are some helpful links for people seeking support or information during the COVID-19 pandemic


CERB; If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks.  https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

CESB; For post-secondary students and recent graduates who are ineligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit or for Employment Insurance, but who are unable to find full-time employment or are unable to work due to COVID-19, the government proposes to introduce the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB). The CESB would provide $1,250 per month for eligible students, and $1,750 for students with dependents and those with permanent disabilities: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/support-for-students-and-recent-graduates-impacted-by-covid-19.html

CSSG; To encourage students to participate in the COVID-19 response, the government will launch a new national service initiative to recognize students' significant contributions to the COVID-19 efforts, and provide support through a new Canada Student Service Grant which will provide up to $5,000 to support student's post-secondary education costs in the fall: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/support-for-students-and-recent-graduates-impacted-by-covid-19.html

CEWS; As a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to June 6, 2020: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html

Manitoba Gap Protection Program; The province will advance each eligible business the non-interest bearing forgivable MGPP loan of $6,000, for a total of up to $120 million. The loan will be forgiven on Dec. 31, 2020, if the recipient attests at that time the business has not received any major non-repayable COVID-19 federal supports: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=47600


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