Part-time, contract and seasonal workers now qualify for COVID-19 emergency benefits (CBC News)
From CBC News – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced more flexible rules for claiming the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) in response to critics who pointed out the initial rules excluded too many people, including those working reduced hours.
Seasonal workers and those who have recently run out of employment insurance will now also be eligible for CERB. People who make less than $1,000 a month due to reduced work hours will also qualify.
He also announced a wage boost for essential workers who make less than $2,500 a month, including those working in long-term care facilities for the elderly.
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