Latest Updates

Latest Updates

Government boosts wage subsidy to 75% for small, medium businesses to avoid layoffs during COVID-19 crisis

From CBC News - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced more help for small and medium-sized businesses to keep employees on the payroll during the COVID-19 crisis, including a 75 per cent wage subsidy and guaranteed interest-free loans.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-covid19-mar27-business-1.5512151

Guaranteed Annual Income System payments for low-income seniors will be doubled for six months

On March 25, 2020, the Ontario government announced a temporary top-up to payments made through the Ontario Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS). Beginning in April 2020, monthly GAINS payment amounts will be doubled for a period of six months. This action will provide additional and immediate financial support to low-income Ontario seniors who may need more help to cover essential expenses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Canadian goverment combines emergency COVID-19 aid benefit for Canadians (CTV News)

From CTV News - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the government is merging two previously announced employment insurance benefits for Canadians who are out of, or off work because of COVID-19.

He is also vowing that more financial assistance will come as the pandemic wages on, with the first $82-billion aid package set to flow as soon as it passes Parliament on Wednesday.