Canada Takes Aggressive Measures to Support Individuals Facing Unemployment amid Covid-19 Outbreak
The government of Canada has unveiled new measures for people facing unemployment due to coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Canada announces to offer a tax benefit of up to $2,000 per month for the period of four months to the following individuals:
• Workers who had lost their job due to covid-19 outbreak. The relief package will be applicable to workers who are quarantined, helping a sick family, have been laid off by their employer, and have not received any salary.
• The workers will receive payments after 10 days of making the claim.
• Working parents who are staying in their home to take care of their children without getting any payment from their employer are also eligible to claim the funds.
• Wage earners and self-employed individuals, including contract workers can also turn to the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit to claim their benefits.
Additionally, workers who are already receiving their employment insurance will continue to receive the same and can easily move to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit if they fail to find any work in the future or when they are no longer be able to claim their benefits due to medical or health emergency.
Considering the above-mentioned facts, it’s worth noticing how the Canadian government has created a safety net for its citizens amid this global economic slowdown. The entire infrastructure is carefully designed to ensure the health and safety of Canadians.