A Personal Message from a Member of Parliament
The last few weeks have brought many changes, residents from each corner of the are trying to adjust and navigate through this difficult time, just like families across the country. While there are daily updates and announcements provided by the Federal Government, I want to express that my office is available to assist you and your family understand the resources which are available and act as a central source of information as you attempt to find answers.
This week we are providing you updates for the following:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why these countries for flights? Why not a flight from X?
What is the Government doing to facilitate the many Canadians who are stuck in India wanting to come back home?
My family member is stuck in India, what is the process for them to be repatriated back to Canada especially since there is currently a full lockdown in India for the foreseeable future?
Are the specific routes announced the only flights that will bring Canadians home?
Will every Canadian trying to get home be able to do so?
What about travel insurance for those outside of Canada during COVID-19?
CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT
HOW TO APPLY FOR CERB
Applications have opened April 6, 2020. There are two ways to apply:
Before you call, please ensure you have the following information:
To verify your identity, you'll need:
Application Instructions - Online Application:
Before you apply for CERB online, you must have an active CRA My Account. For instructions on how to register, please click here.
Once you have logged in via your CRA My Account:
The CRA will issue payments by direct deposit or cheque, based on the payment method they have on file for you.
NEW SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES
As a next step in our COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, our government is helping Canadian businesses protect jobs and pay their bills by:
CANADA SUMMER JOBS
SUPPORT FOR SENIORS
Our government recognized that further assistance for seniors is critical during COVID-19 -that is why we are rolling out:
NEW HORIZONS FOR SENIORS PROGRAM