PM Trudeau Expanded CERB Eligibility to 4 more Groups of People 特鲁多总理放宽CERB申领标准

PM Trudeau on expanded CERB eligibility on April 15, 2019

(Originally posted on April 15, 2020)

“Our job as Canadians is to uphold the dignity and sanctity of every single human life – whether they be rich or poor, young or old, ailing or healthy. That is our duty.”

--Prime Minister Justin Trudeau



1 Part-time, contract and seasonal workers now qualify for COVID-19 emergency benefits


"We will do whatever we can to help you do your job and support you through this time”, said PM Trudeau on April 15, 2020.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced more flexible rules for claiming the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) in response to critics who pointed out the initial rules excluded too many people, including those working reduced hours.

Seasonal workers and those who have recently run out of employment insurance will now also be eligible for CERB. People who make less than $1,000 a month due to reduced work hours will also qualify.

As examples, Trudeau pointed to volunteer firefighters, contractors who can pick up some shifts, or people working part-time in grocery stores.



  • 兼职人员;

  • 合同工、季节工;

  • 领完EI的失业人士;

  • 每月收入低于$1,000元的人员


1. you’ve applied EI after March 15, don’t apply CERB;
2. Do not apply Wage Subsidy and CERB at the same time;
3. You need to return CERB if you are not qualified but applied;
4. If you need more than one eligibility period for CERB, apply for each period;
5. Eligibility periods are:

   March 15 – April 11, 2020
   April 12 – May 9, 2020
   May 10 – June 6, 2020
   June 7 – July 4, 2020
   July 5 – August 1, 2020
   August 2 – August 29, 2020
   August 30 – September 26, 2020


·  315日之后已经申领EI 者,请勿重复申请CERB;
·  工资补助(wage subsidy)与CERB不能同时申领;
·  如果不合资格的人申领了CERB,需要在下一年报税时退还;
·  如果需要多个CERB申领资格期的补助,每个资格期需要申请一次;
·  CERB申领资格期(eligibility periods)分别是:


Wage Boost for Essential Workers


He also announced a wage boost for essential workers who make less than $2,500 a month, including those working in long-term care facilities for the elderly.




More help for Students and Businesses


The prime minister also said there would be more news in coming days about help for post-secondary students and businesses having trouble paying commercial rent.


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