A complete list of relief measures for businesses. Information on everything from wage subsidies, payment deferral programs, and loan programs are available in this list.

Provincial Relief Measures

COMING SOON – NB Small Business Recovery Grants

Eligible small businesses and employers in New Brunswick who have been impacted by COVID-19 will soon be able to apply for relief to the provincial government via a one-time grant. The application process will be open end of January or early February. For more information please click here

WORKSAFENB PREMIUM DEFERRALS

Who It’s For: New Brunswick businesses financially affected due to COVID-19.
How to Apply: Monthly premium payments resumed late June. WorkSafeNB will collect deferred premiums owed in three equal amounts in June, July and August.
Benefit: Improved cash flow for the New Brunswick business community.
This affected employers who pay their premiums on a monthly basis. To learn more, please contact Assessment Services at 1-800 999- 9775 (option 4), or visit the WorkSafeNB website.

NB SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY WORKING CAPITAL PROGRAM

Who It’s For: New Brunswick employers.
How to Apply: GNB has made funds available to CBDC to provide Working Capital loans to help provide relief for the impacts our communities are encountering as a result of the Covid19 pandemic. Business owners can apply for working capital loans directly through their CBDC. Examples of eligible businesses include restaurants, seasonal tourism operators, service sectors, and self-employed business owners impacted directly by the pandemic.
Benefit: Working capital loans will be up to $100,000. Companies considering a request should first (1) speak to their Financial Institution regarding options, (2) research and apply to any federal programs available, and (3) assess their Working Capital needs by putting together their cash flow projections together for the next six months.
More Info: More information and application can be found here.

BUSINESS PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAM

Who It’s For: Businesses with operations in New Brunswick, registered with SNB; and experiencing an undue economic hardship directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic and unable to pay property taxes by May 31, 2020.
How to Apply: Though business property taxes must be paid by May 31, late penalties will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to see if the penalty can be waived for June 1 and July 1 due to undue financial challenges, such as having to close a business due to COVID-19.
The deadline to apply for the program was July 31, 2020.
Benefit: Penalty relief on the current year levy will be available for eligible businesses for the months of June and July 2020. Eligible businesses will receive a credit on their property tax account.
Examples of economic hardship:
-Excessive business revenue loss/cashflow reduction.
-Temporary business closure.
More Info: For more information, contact the Finance and Treasury Board at 1-800-669-7070 or visit:
https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/gateways/for_business/covid19.html

ONB WORKING CAPITAL LOANS

Who It’s For: New Brunswick employers.
How to Apply: Working capital loans will help employers respond to challenges associated with COVID-19. Examples of sectors that would benefit from this support are manufacturing and processing industries, information technology and related sectors, business-to business service sectors engaged in export, or import replacement activities, and cultural enterprises. Employers will be able to apply for this assistance directly from Opportunities New Brunswick.
Benefit: ONB will provide – upon request – working capital in excess of $100,000 to help manage the impacts of COVID-19 on their operations. Companies considering a request should first (1) speak to their Financial Institution regarding options, (2) research and apply to any federal programs available, and (3) assess their Working Capital needs by putting together their cash flow projections together for the next six months.
More Info: Existing ONB clients should contact their Business Development Executive or email: nav@navnb.ca or, call the Business Navigator line at 1- 833-799-7966. More information can be found here.

DEFERRALS OF INTEREST AND PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS ON EXISTING GNB LOANS

Who It’s For: Any New Brunswick business that has an existing loan with GNB.
How to Apply: Defer loan and interest repayments for up to six months on existing provincial loans. This assistance is available, on a case-by-case basis, to any business that has a loan with GNB. The deferral can be requested by contacting the department that issued the loan.
Benefit: Deferrals of loan and interest repayments for up to six months on existing provincial loans will provide immediate financial relief to New Brunswick businesses experiencing difficulties as a result of COVID-19 crisis.
More Info: Visit: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/e n/corporate/promo/covid-19.html

ELECTRICITY BILL PAYMENT DEFERRALS AND SUSPENSION OF DISCONNECTIONS FOR NON-PAYMENT

Who It’s For:  All New Brunswick businesses and residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to Apply: NB Power customers are encouraged to 1 800 663-6272 to discuss options.
Saint John Energy customers are encouraged to contact the company to discuss payment options. Call 506-658- 5252.
The City of Edmundston has put a number of measures in place for water, sewer and energy customers.
NB Power: Suspending disconnections for non-payment and collection efforts until further notice; deferring electricity bill payments for small business customers for up to 90 days; extending existing payment arrangements; and delaying a request for a decision on a rate increase for 2020/21.
More Info: For more information, visit the NB Power website: https://www.nbpower.com Or call 1-800-663-6272 for support.
Saint John Energy:
Payment options include:
Customized payment plans, and waiving interest fees for past due balances until December 31, 2020
More Info: Visit the Saint John Energy website: https://www.sjenergy.com Or call 506-658-5252
More Info: Visit the City of Edmundston website: https://edmundston.ca/en/renseigneme nts/communiques/1045-temporarymeasures-to-help-with-electricity-andwater-and-sewer-bills Or call the Finance Department at 506- 739-2118

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND (CIF): COVID-19 RELIEF

Who It’s For: Non-profits being impacted by COVID-19, for the 2020-21 fiscal year only.
How to Apply: All funding applications under the CIF will be received, assessed, and evaluated by the Regional Development Corporation.
Benefit: In addition to the standard criteria, for the 2020-21 fiscal year, funding will help cover: – Certain general administrative / operational costs (phone, power, insurance…); – Equipment, or supplies necessary to comply with public health recommendations or best practices; and – Projects related to addressing impacts resulting from COVID-19.
More Info: More information can be found here.

ANY LABOUR FORCE NEEDS RELATED TO RECRUITMENT, TRAINING OR RETENTION IN NB

Who It’s For: Employers in New Brunswick.
How to Apply: Contact your nearest WorkingNB office for a personalized assessment.
Benefit: Training assistance for employers, tailored workforce plans and development plan for employers and individuals.
More Info: More information can be found here

PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR NB BUSINESSES

Who It’s For: New Brunswick Businesses.
How to Apply: Through Service New Brunswick (SNB)
Benefit: For businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and innovative solutions.
More Info: More information can be found here

Federal Relief Measures

Canada Small Business Financing Program:

The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders.  Up to a maximum of $1,000,000 for any one borrower, of which no more than $350,000 can be used for purchasing leasehold improvements or improving leased property and purchasing or improving new or used equipment. Financial institutions deliver the program and are solely responsible for approving the loan. For more information download their PDF pamphlet or click here to find a lender near you.

CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY

Who It’s For: Eligible employers include individuals, taxable corporations, and partnerships consisting of eligible employers as well as non-profit organizations and registered charities. Public bodies would not be eligible for this subsidy. Public bodies include municipalities and local governments, Crown corporations, public universities, colleges, schools and hospitals.
For the periods covering March 2020 through June 2020 (i.e., Periods 1 – 4), the CEWS is available to eligible employers who have faced a 15% decline in qualifying revenues earned from carrying on business in Canada in the first claim period (March 15 to April 11, 2020), or a 30% or more decline in subsequent three claim periods (see summary table below).
For July 2020 onward (Periods 5 and beyond), the CEWS is available to any eligible employer who experiences a decline in revenue, with the amount of the subsidy varying depending on the extent of the decline in the current period and the average decline over the prior three months.
More Info: For more information on the CEWS and online application see: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenueagency/services/subsidy/emergency -wage-subsidy.html
The CRA has updated their CEWS FAQ page to reflect a number of changes that were recently announced. For more information, please see: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy/cews-frequently-asked-questions.html

CORPORATE INCOME TAX RETURN AND PAYMENT DEFERRAL

Who It’s For: Tax return deferral: Corporations with an income tax return due date after March 18, 2020 and before June 1, 2020. Tax payment deferral: Persons with corporate income tax payments (including 2020 tax installments) that become owing on or after March 18, 2020 and before September 1, 2020.
Benefit: Corporate tax return due date for current tax year deferred to June 1, 2020. Payment date for current tax year is extended until September 1, 2020. Penalties and interest will not be charged if the deferred payment requirements are met by September 1, 2020.
More Info: For additional information see: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenueagency/campaigns/covid-19-update/covid-19-filing-paymentdates.html

SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISE LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM

Who it’s for: For Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME’s) businesses in all sectors that were otherwise financially viable and revenue generating prior to the COVID-19 outbreak are eligible to apply.
Benefit: Export Development Canada (EDC) to provide guarantees to financial institutions so that they can issue new operating credit and cash flow term loans of up to $6.25 million to existing clients, with 80 per cent guaranteed by EDC.
More Info: This new loan program will provide up to a total of $20 billion for export sector and domestic companies. For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/departm ent-finance/programs/financialsector-policy/business-creditavailability-program.html 

CANADA EMERGENCY BUSINESS ACCOUNT (CEBA)

Who it’s for: Small businesses and not-for-profits who need access to the capital to help cover operating costs. As of June 26, 2020, businesses eligible for CEBA now include owner operated small businesses that do not have a payroll, sole proprietors receiving business income directly, as well as family owned corporations remunerating in the form of dividends rather than payroll. Applicants will have to demonstrate having eligible nondeferrable expenses between Cdn.$40,000 and Cdn.$1,500,000 in 2020.
As of October 26, 2020, eligible Canadian businesses that currently operating through a personal bank account will be able to apply for CEBA.
Benefit: Interest-free loans of up to $40,000 guaranteed by the Government of Canada. Repayment of the balance of the loan on or before December 31, 2022 will result in loan forgiveness of 25% (up to $10,000). The funds from this loan are to be used by the Borrower to pay nondeferrable operating expenses of the Borrower.
On October 9, 2020, the Government of Canada announced an expansion of the program to enable businesses, and not-for-profits eligible for CEBA loans-and that continue to be seriously impacted by the pandemic – to access an interest-free loan of up to $20,000, in addition to the original CEBA loan of $40,000.
Half of this additional financing would be forgivable if repaid by December 31, 2022.
All applicants now have until March 31, 2021, to apply for CEBA.
More Info: For more information: https://ceba-cuec.ca/

CO-LENDING PROGRAM FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

Who it’s for: For Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME’s) businesses in all sectors that were otherwise financially viable and revenue generating prior to the COVID-19 outbreak are eligible to apply.
Available to SMEs through their financial institutions. Other eligibility criteria include:
The financing will be used solely to support operational cashflow requirements
Subject to your primary financial institution’s credit criteria
This support is available until June 2021.
Commercial loans between $1 million and $12.5 million for cashflow needs, including regularly scheduled principal and interest payments on existing debt in partnership with BDC.
Loans are interest-only for the first 12 months, with a 10-year repayment period.
Postponement of principal payments for up to 12 months is also available. Can be combined with other products from the Business Credit Availability Programs (BCAP), such as EDC’s guarantee program for mid‐market companies.
More Info: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/programs/financial-sector-policy/business-credit-availability-program.html

CANADA EMERGENCY RENT SUBSIDY (CERS)

Who it’s for: Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses, starting on September 27, 2020, until June 2021. This subsidy will provide payments directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords.
If you are eligible for the base subsidy, you may also be eligible for lockdown support if your business location is significantly affected by a public health order for a week or more.
How to Apply: Please click here
Benefit: Qualifying organizations that have been significantly affected by a mandatory public health order issued by a qualifying public health authority would receive an additional 25% of rent support through the CERS. Hard hit businesses, non-profits, and charities could receive a rent subsidy of up to 90%. Available until June 2021.

CREDIT AND LIQUIDITY SUPPORT TO THE AGRICULTURAL AND AGRI-FOOD SECTOR

Who it’s for: Provides credit to producers, agribusinesses and food processors.
How to Apply: Available through Farm Credit Canada
Benefit: Providing $5 billion in additional lending capacity through Farm Credit Canada to assist farmers with cashflow issues and processors affected by lost sales. In addition, FCC has put in place: a deferral of principal and interest payments up to six months for existing loans; or a deferral of principal payments up to 12 months access to an additional credit line up to $500,000, secured by general security agreements.
More Info: For more information: https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/covid-19/program-details.html
Applications can be made through the local Farm Credit Canada office or the customer service Centre at 1- 888-332-3301.

EXTENSION OF WORK SHARING PROGRAM

Who it’s for: Allows extended work-sharing agreements for employers affected by the downturn in business due to COVID-19.
How to Apply: This program is available through Service Canada. Employers are requested to submit their applications 10 calendar days prior to the requested start date. Effective March 15, 2020 to March 14, 2021.
Benefit: An extension of the duration of work-sharing agreement by an additional 38 weeks to a total of 76 weeks and waived the mandatory waiting period.
More Info: Employers across Canada may call toll-free 1-800-367-5693 (TTY: 1- 855-881-9874) https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-socialdevelopment/corporate/notices/cor onavirus.html#h4.04

PROVIDING PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO CANADIAN BUSINESSES

Who it’s for: For suppliers that are able to provide specific products or services related to mitigating the impact of COVID19.
How to Apply: Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED)
Benefit: ISED has launched a “call to action” to Canadian manufacturers to help fight COVID-19.
More Info: Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Web page: https://www.canada.ca/en/services.html

KEEPING WORKERS IN THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN SAFE

Who it’s for: Farmers, fish harvesters and all food production and processing employers.
How to Apply: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. November 30, 2020 or until funding has been fully committed or until otherwise announced by the program.
Benefit: $50 million to help farmers, fish harvesters, and all food production and processing employers, put in place the measures necessary to follow the mandatory 14-day isolation period required of all workers arriving from abroad.
The Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program (MISTFWP) provides support of $1,500 for each temporary foreign worker, to employers or those working with them to ensure requirements are fully met. The funding is conditional on employers not being found in violation of the mandatory isolation.
More Info: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#businesses

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY BUSINESS FUND

Who it’s for: First Nation, Inuit and Métis community-or collectively-owned businesses and microbusinesses whose revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but were otherwise financially viable prior to the start of the pandemic.
The fund has 2 streams:
Stream 1: Transferred directly to communities and collectives.
Stream 2: Proposal based administered by Indigenous Services Canada.
Benefit: Stream 1: Non-repayable contributions meeting general economic needs related to the pandemic or supporting microbusinesses with minimal employees.
Stream 2: Non-repayable contributions for reasonable operating costs where business revenues have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
More Info: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1596809415775/1596809469296

BDC’S MID-MARKET FINANCING PROGRAM

Who it’s for: For  medium-sized businesses with annual revenues in excess of about $100 million to $500 million whose credit needs exceed what is already available through the Business Credit Availability Program and other measures.
How to Apply: Available until June 2021.
These loans are provided jointly by BDC and a businesses’ primary financial institution.
Benefit: Commercial loans ranging between $12.5 million and $60 million
Four year terms, after which principal is to be repaid as a balloon payment. Interest payments for the first 12 months will be capitalized and due at maturity.
More Info: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#businesses

EDC’S MID-MARKET GUARANTEE AND FINANCING PROGRAM

Who it’s for: For companies who tend to have revenues of between $50 million to $300 million, to sustain operations during this uncertain period
How to Apply: More details will be available soon.
Benefit: EDC will continue to work with Canadian financial institutions to guarantee 75 per cent of new operating credit and cash-flow loans – ranging in size from $16.75 million to a maximum of $80 million. These expanded guarantees are available to exporters, international investors and businesses that sell their products or services within Canada.
More Info: For more information see: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-responseplan.html#businesses

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

Who it’s for: Futurpreneur Canada clients.
How to Apply: To allow Futurpreneur Canada to provide payment relief for its clients for up to 12 months.
Benefit: $20.1 million in total support.
More Info: For more information, see: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economicresponse-plan.html

CANADIAN SEAFOOD STABILIZATION FUND

Who it’s for: Applicants must: be a business in Atlantic Canada; be a licensed or registered processor of wild capture or aquaculture products; be a viable business before the COVID-19 pandemic; and have adequate health and safety measures in place to protect employees.
OR
be a not-for-profit organization that supports the fish and seafood processing industry in Atlantic Canada.
How to Apply: Delivered through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
Benefit: $62.5 million to help businesses: Access short-term financing to pay for maintenance and inventory costs; Add storage capacity for unsold product; Comply with new health and safety measures for workers; Support new manufacturing / automated technologies to improve productivity and quality of finished seafood products; and, Adapt products to respond to changing requirements and new market demands.
More Info: For more information see: https://www.canada.ca/en/fisherie soceans/news/2020/04/government-of-canada-announces-newcanadian-seafood-stabilizationfund-to-help-canadas-fish-andseafood-processing-sector.html

ACOA REGIONAL RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUND IN ATLANTIC CANADA (RRRF)

Small and medium-sized businesses that provide products and services to other businesses; and organizations that provide support services to businesses.
Main Street businesses in both urban and rural communities.
Businesses and organizations that have either:
Applied for other federal relief measures and have not been able to secure funds; or Accessed COVID19 relief measures and continue to experience hardship.
Businesses in sectors that are critical to the resilience and survival of Atlantic Canada’s economy, such as advanced manufacturing, ocean industries, clean growth technology, and tourism, may be given priority.
Automatic six-month payment deferral until October 1, 2020.
Benefit: These new funds are complementary to existing programs.
More Info: For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/atlanticcanadaopportunities/campaigns/covid19/rrrf.html 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUND FOR CULTURAL, HERITAGE, AND SPORT ORGANIZATIONS

Who it’s for: Qualifying cultural, heritage and sport organizations.
How to Apply: Considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact your program representative at Canadian Heritage to discuss further options.
Benefit: Varies depending on program.
More Info: For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadianheritage/services/funding/information-covid-19.html

MANDATORY ISOLATION SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS PROGRAM

Who it’s for: Farmers, fish harvesters and all food production and processing employers.
Benefit: The MISTFWP will provide a maximum non-repayable contribution amount of $1,500 for each temporary foreign worker. Should an applicant receive assistance from a provincial or territorial government to help cover these costs, or the $1,500 exceeds their incremental costs per employee, the total contribution may be reduced.
More Info: For more information: http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-andservices/mandatory-isolationsupport-for-temporary-foreignworkersprogram/?id=1588186409721

EMERGENCY ON-FARM SUPPORT FUND

Who it’s for: Primary Canadian agricultural producers  that produce agricultural products for resale and employ farm workers (domestic and temporary foreign workers).
Aquaculture production is not eligible under the program.
Applicants do not have to have registered temporary foreign workers to be eligible.
How to Apply: Complete the application here:
Benefit: Up to $100,000 per recipient in non-repayable funding for emergency COVID-19 response activities.
Eligible activities can be retroactive to March 15, 2020 and must be completed by February 26, 2021.
More Info: https://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/emergency-on-farm-support-fund/?id=1600991301312

LARGE EMPLOYER EMERGENCY FINANCING FACILITY (LEEFF)

Who it’s for: Large for-profit businesses – with the exception of those in the financial sector – as well as certain notfor-profit businesses, such as airports, with annual revenues generally in the order of $300 million or higher.
Benefit: The program will be delivered by the Canada Developmetn Investment Corporation. Eligible businesses must be seeking financing of about $60 million or more, have significant operations or workforce in Canada, and not be involved in active insolvency proceedings.
More Info: For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-responseplan.html#businesses

WAIVING TARIFFS ON CERTAIN MEDICAL GOODS

Who it’s for: Companies purchasing these goods.
How to Apply: Apply through the Canada Border Services Agency. Tariff relief for these goods will remain in place for as long as necessary to deal with the COVID19 crisis.
Benefit: For goods imported into Canada on or after May 5, 2020 and subject to customs duties.
More Info: For more information: https://www.cbsaasfc.gc.ca/publications/cn-ad/cn20- 19-eng.html

AGRIRECOVERY INITIATIVE

Who it’s for: Food producers.
How to Apply: Please contact your province or territory for more information.
Benefit: Up to $125 million in funding to help producers faced with additional costs incurred by COVID-19 such as set-asides for cattle and hog management programs to manage livestock backed-up on farms, due to the temporary closure of food processing plants. This new federal funding will help beef and pork producers and processors adapt to a changing market, and help farmers and ranchers keep their animals longer before marketing.
More Info: For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-responseplan.html#businesses

EXPANDING AGRIINSURANCE TO INCLUDE LABOUR SHORTAGE

Who it’s for: Food producers facing significant revenue declines.
How to Apply: AgriInsurance is delivered provincially. Please visit the provincial administration website.
Benefit: Working with provinces and territories to increase interim payments from 50 per cent to 75 per cent. Currently, five provinces participate in the reinsurance arrangement:
– Alberta
– Manitoba
– New Brunswick
– Nova Scotia
– Saskatchewan
More Info: For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/departm ent-finance/economic-responseplan.html#businesses

INCREASING THE CANADIAN DAIRY COMMISSION BORROWING LIMIT

Who it’s for: Dairy producers.
How to Apply: More details will be available soon.
Benefit: To support costs associated with the temporary storage of cheese and butter to avoid food waste.
More Info: For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/departmentfinance/economic-responseplan.html#businesses

CHANGES TO EI FOR SELF-EMPLOYED FISH HARVESTORS AND SHARESPERSONS

Who it’s for: Eligible self-employed fish harvesters and shares persons.
How to Apply: Through the Employment Insurance (EI) program.
Benefit: Allow self-employed fish harvesters and sharespersons to access EI benefits on the basis of insurable earnings from previous seasons (winter and summer claims).
More Info: For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-fishing.html 

ULNOOWEG EMERGENCY LOAN PROGRAM

Who it’s for: Indigenous business owners affected by COVID-19
How to Apply: Ulnooweg began accepting applications starting June 15.
Benefit: Maximum assistance of $40,000 is available, with 25% of the total loan amount being non-repayable. The repayable portion of 75% is interest free. The loan term is up to 48 months, and no payments are required for the first 12 months.
Or call 1-888-766-2376
More Info: For more information: http://www.ulnooweg.ca/wpcontent/uploads/2020/06/Ulnooweg_EmergencyLoan_Promo2June1.pdf

CANADA RECOVERY BENEFIT (CRB)

Who it’s for: Employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
How to Apply: Apply on the first Monday after the 2-week period you’re applying for has ended.
Benefit: Provides a payment of $1,000 (before taxes withheld) for each 2-week period applied for. After the CRA withholds a 10% tax at source, the actual payment you get is $900 per 2-week period.
The benefit is available for a maximum of 13 periods between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.
More Info: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit.html

CANADA RECOVERY SICKNESS BENEFIT

Who it’s for: Employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19.
How to Apply: Apply on the first Monday after the 1-week period being applied for has ended. Applications do not renew automatically.
The easiest way to apply will be online through CRA My Account.
Benefit: Provides $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for a 1-week period.
If the situation continues past 1 week, another application will need to be submitted. Available for up to a total of 2 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.
The benefit is available for a maximum of 13 periods between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.
More Info: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-sickness-benefit.html
Or call 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041

CANADA RECOVERY CAREGIVING BENEFIT (CRCB)

Who it’s for: Employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care.
How to Apply: Apply on the first Monday after the 1-week period being applied for has ended. Applications do not renew automatically
The easiest way to apply will be online through CRA My Account.
May also apply by phone by calling:  1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041
Benefit: May provide $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period.
If the situation continues past 1 week, another application will  need to be submitted. Available for up to a total of 26 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.
More Info: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html
Or call 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041