Survey – Share Your Thoughts on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and New 8 Week Expansion
June 16 – Today, Prime Minister Trudeau announced the federal government’s intention to extend the CERB program by an additional 8 weeks, or two additional payment periods. This would bring the total eligibility duration of the program to 24 weeks, or 6 months of benefits. The CERB program provides payments of $2,000 to individuals who are out of work because of COVID-19.
The Burnaby Board of Trade has heard from individuals who have relied on the CERB to get through the COVID-19 crisis. We are increasingly hearing, however, from businesses who are having difficulty in bringing staff back to work who are opting to remain on the CERB program.