The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges in all of our lives. The situation has impacted many of us financially, but it can be difficult to know where to turn for support.

In addition to existing income supports, the federal and provincial governments are offering extra help to individuals and families in these unprecedented times.

Click on the section below that applies to you for information on supports and resources to help support yourself and your family.

Single / Couple without children
Single or coupled with children
Self Employed Individuals
Financial Supports

  • Employment Insurance (EI). Apply online for EI Here.
  • GST Credit $400 for low-income individuals.
  • Emergency Isolation Benefit. Apply here.
  • 14 Day Job Protected Leave to recover from being sick
    or care for a dependent who is sick with COVID19.
  • Alberta Income Supports. Contact info.

Don’t qualify for EI?

Bills, Loans, and Mortgages

  • Lower Registered Retired Income Increase Minimum Withdrawal Amounts
  • 6 Months Interest Free Student Loans. Apply here.
  • 6 Month Payment Deferral.   *check with your bank 
  • Defer loan and line of credit payments.  *check with your bank 
  • Defer your utility payments for 90 days.   *contact your local utility provider
Financial Supports

  • Employment Insurance (EI). Apply online for EI Here.
  • GST Credit $400 for low-income singles, $600 for low-income couples.
    Sign up by setting up your CRA account  here.
  • Canadian Child Benefit $300 per child. Don’t have this already? Apply here.
  • Emergency Isolation Benefit. Apply here.
  • 14 Day Job Protected Leave to recover from being sick
    or care for a dependent who is sick with COVID19.

Don’t qualify for EI?

Bills, Loans, and Mortgages

  • Lower Registered Retired Income Increase Minimum Withdrawal Amounts
  • 6 Months Interest Free Student Loans. Apply here.
  • 6 Month Payment Deferral.   *check with your bank
  • Defer loan, and line of credit payments.  *check with your bank

Taxes

  • You can now file your taxes as late as June 1, 2020
Financial Supports

  • Employment Insurance (EI). Apply online for EI for Self Employed Here.
  • GST Credit $400 for low-income individuals. Sign up by setting up your CRA account  here.
  • Emergency Isolation Benefit. Apply here.
  • 14 Day Job Protected Leave to recover from being sick
    or care for a dependent who is sick with COVID19.
  • Alberta Income Supports. Contact info.

Don’t qualify for EI?

Bills, Loans, and Mortgages

  • Lower Registered Retired Income increase minimum withdrawal amounts.
  • 6 Months Interest Free Student Loans. Apply here.
  • 6 Month Payment Deferral.   *check with your bank.
  • Defer your utility payments for 90 days. *contact your local utility provider.

Taxes

  • You can now file your taxes as late as June 1, 2020