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As provided by Service Canada, if your employees are directly affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and they are no longer working, you must issue a Record of Employment (ROE).
As of April 1, 2020, eligible employers are able to access the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy by applying through a Canada Revenue Agency online portal. Those organizations that do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy may continue to qualify for the previously announced wage subsidy of 10 percent of remuneration paid from March 18 to before June 20, up to a maximum subsidy of $1,375 per employee and $25,000 per employer.
The COVID-19 aid package has several measures that impact the workplace including the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). The CERB authorizes the making of income support payments to workers who suffer a loss of income for reasons related to the coronavirus disease 2019, and is available April 6, 2020.