April 13, 2020

Benefits for Canadians

Canada Emergency Response Benefit

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) provides emergency support of  $2000 a month for Canadians affected by the COVID-19 emergency. 

Remember: the way the government set up CERB you need to reapply every 4 weeks. 





Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance (EI) remains available for Canadians. 

If you are sick or your employment has been affected by COVID-19 and you qualify for EI you can apply below. 

For more information visit their website or contact EI’s COVID-19 phone line at (833) 381-2725.




Tax and benefit changes to help Canadians



Support for businesses 

Support for farmers



Support for students 

The proposed Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)  would provide $1,250 per month for eligible students who aren’t eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit or Employment Insurance or unable to work due to COVID-19.

We Conservatives are also calling for a program that matches students looking for work with essential jobs in agriculture. 

Farmers across Canada need workers and students need jobs.

This is a win-win policy that helps students, farmers and maintain the security of our food supply. 




Assistance programs offered from the Government of Alberta