OCTOBER 9, 2020



The above link is from the CRA website in regards to the new CRB.  CERB is done and it has rolled over to EI benefits for those who qualify.  For those who do not qualify for EI (not enough hours, self employed etc) they may be eligible to apply for CRB


Eligibility Criteria :

  1. Not working for reasons related to Covid

  2. Had a 50% reduction in your average weekly income compared to previous year due to Covid

  3. Did not apply or receive Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit/Recovery Caregiver Benefit/Short term disability/ Workers comp/ EI

  4. Not eligible for EI

  5. Present in Canada

  6. At least 15 years old

  7. Earned at least $5,000 in 2019 , 2020 or in the 12 months before the date of application.

  8. Have not quit or voluntarily reduced hours on or after September 27th

  9. You were seeking employment as either employed or self-employed

  10. AND have not turned down work


The program is available from September 27, 2020 – September 25, 2021.


If eligible , you are allowed to collect for 13 periods (they do not need to be consecutive periods)  Each period is 2 wks, and need to be applied for each and every period one would need assistance for. 


Amount received – you can receive $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) for a 2-week period.


First period is September 27th – October 10th and applications are open as of Monday October 12th and applications are done through CRA My Account.





OCTOBER 1, 2020


Employers are now required to screen all workers for COVID-19 Symptoms before they are permitted to attend the workplace. 


Effective September 26, 2020, The Ministry of Health issued new rules requiring employers in all sectors to screen employees for COVID-19 symptoms at the beginning of each work day or shift. 


The Ministry released a COVID-19 employee screening tool to be used to follow the new screening rules, which can be found here.  The questions listed in the Ministry’s screening tool are the minimum required to comply with the new rules.  Employers should modify or supplement this screening tool depending on the particular circumstances of their workplace(s). 


The new screening rules apply to all employees as well as “essential visitors” attending the workplace to perform a service, such as contractors, and security, maintenance, and cleaning staff.  “Essential visitors” does not include customers or patrons, nor does it include emergency services personnel who are attending to an emergency at the establishment. 


If not already in place, employers should immediately implement screening processes that employees can complete before attending the workplace each shift or work day, such as an online questionnaire.  The new screening rules do not affect employees working from home, as they are not attending the workplace.


Categorization: Unclassified

One-time payment support for Canadians living with disabilities

The Government of Canada has announced a one-time payment of $600 to help persons living with disabilities, in recognition of some of the extraordinary expenses they have encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals who are determined to be eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC) or certain other disability-related benefit programs, may be entitled to receive the payment. 


Canadians living with disabilities who are eligible for the DTC but who have not yet applied, will have until September 25, 2020 to do so.  For more information on how to apply for the DTC, please visit: http://www.canada.ca/disability-tax-credit.


Recipients of the payment are encouraged to make sure their address and banking information is up to date in order to receive prompt payment. For callers who need help with changing their address, updating direct deposit, accessing My Account, or questions related to the DTC or their application, they can call CRA’s Individual Enquiries Line at 1-800-959-8281 (English) and 1-800-959-7383 (French) between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (local time) Monday to Friday.


If you want to know more about the One-time payment support for Canadians living with disabilities, please visit:


June 30, 2020



Even if you applied and was accepted for the CEBA $40,000 loan, you will still qualify for this.


The application portal for the CEWS will be open on Monday April 27th  

The following link sets out the steps and requirements for the application


Any questions, please feel free to contact the office at 905-772-2005

APRIL 15, 2020 NEWS







New Information posted by CFIB

Follow the link for information on Government Financial Aide as set out as of April 13, 2020.

https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/small-business-resources-dealing-covid-19 . 



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March 1 - April 30) 

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