Covid-19 Government Assistance for Moncton and Area

Covid-19 Government Assistance for Moncton and Area

March 25, 2020

Canada’s COVID-19 Support for Workplaces and Workers

• $5 Billion Emergency Support Benefit for unemployed without EI Benefits
• $900 biweekly for Emergency Care Benefits for up to 15 weeks.
• 10% wage subsidy for small businesses
• Deferred tax payments until after Aug 31,2020

Workplace Information:

Government of Canada Programs – Employment and Social Development
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html

Work-Sharing Program
– Designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in
the normal business activity that is beyond the control of the employer
Important Update:
The program maximum duration has been extended from 38 weeks to 76 weeks for those businesses
affected by the downturn in business due to COVI-D19, and for forestry, steel and aluminum sectors
(Note – at this point the oil and gas industry sector has not been included)
The application guide is available at:

https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/canada/employment-socialdevelopment/migration/documents/assets/portfolio/docs/en/work_sharing/Work_sharing_applicant_g
uide.pdf

Records of Employment – Employer ROE Information

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html

If Employee is sick or quarantined, – use Code D (Illness or injury)
If Employee is no longer working due to shortage of work because the business has closed or decreased
operations due to COVID-19 use code A (shortage of Work)