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To be eligible to apply for CERB, individuals must demonstrate that they have stopped working for a reason related to COVID-19. Reasons can specifically include the following:

  • An individual lost their job;
  • An individual is in quarantine or sick because of COVID-19;
  • An individual is taking care of others because they are in quarantine or sick because of COVID-19; and/or
  • An individual is taking care of children or other dependents because their care facility is closed due to COVID-19.

Setting this aside, the federal government has clarified that an individual can receive an income of up to $1000 per month and still be eligible for CERB. This includes employment or self-employment income. Therefore, as an example, if an individual has a part-time job that pays them about $900 a month, and they have been laid off from their full-time job, this individual will still qualify to receive CERB.

If you have any questions relating to your eligibility for CERB, or any questions relating to your employment in the COVID era, please contact Toronto employment lawyers, Sultan Lawyers at 416-214-5111 or via email at mlahert@sultanlawyers.com.