The federal government is taking immediate action to assist Canadians experiencing financial hardship during this difficult time.

There are many supports available for individuals and families, businesses, and those facing unemployment.

Highlights include:

  1. GST credit – $400 single adults – $600 for couples
  2. Child Tax Benefit Top up – $300 per child added on top of what you receive already.
  3. Student loan payments deferred
    • 6 month timeframe
    • No payments
    • No interest accrual
  4. Indigenous community based support fund
    • $305 million
  5. $200 million provided for community resources
    • Shelters/homeless needs
    • Sexual assault/transition homes
  6. 10% wage subsidy for small-medium sized businesses for employees.
    • $25,000 per employer
  7. Ensured Mortgage Protection Program
    • 50 billion provided
    • Payment deferrals
    • Special payment arrangements
  8. Bank Supports
    • Auto loans – Deferral of payments possible
    • Contact bank directly
    • Speak to your institutions
  9. Personal Income Tax
    • Payment before September. 1st/2020 – Extended deadline for income tax payments owed
    • Filing deadline for Income Tax – June.1st/2020
  10. Emergency Care Benefit
    • Quarantined or caring for sick family member
    • Providing $900 bi weekly
    • Payment via direct deposit
    • Will not require medical documentation
    • Starting early April
  11. Emergency support fund – $5 Billion
    • More info to come

*Supply chains from groceries will maintain fair prices for Canadians

For the complete list of aid available and to apply for support, please visit:

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