The COVID-19 Response Measures Act received royal assent on October 2, 2020. This legislation created three new temporary recovery benefits to support Canadians who are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19. These benefits are in place for one year beginning September 27, 2020 (retroactive date), and ending September 25, 2021.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have rapid and far-reaching effects on Canadian workplaces. In this article, we answer those questions for Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. In all cases, please be advised that different considerations may apply under the terms of a collective agreement, if applicable.
On March 20th, we provided you with a summary of the federal and provincial measures imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Bulletin, we provide an updated overview of the national action plan and select provincial measures, including the economic support measures imposed to date.