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Where Can I get Financial Support in Kingston, Ontario?

A number of option are now or will soon be available to help you financially during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Employment Insurance (EI)

Employment Insurance benefits and leave information for workers, families, fishers and sickness, as well as how to apply and submit a report.

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

The CERB supports Canadians by providing urgently needed financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who have been directly affected by COVID-19. It provides a payment of $2,000 for a 4 week period (equivalent to $500 a week) for up to 16 weeks.

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

To help businesses keep and return workers to their payroll through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, proposed the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. This would provide a 75-per-cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to March 15, 2020.

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Indigenous Community Support Fund

These new funds will flow directly to Indigenous communities and groups across the country and will provide Indigenous leadership with the flexibility needed as they prepare for and react to the spread of COVID-19.

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Please use this as a resource to help you through the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic in the Kingston, Ontario area.