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COVID-19 in Peel

With community spread, treat every interaction like you could be exposed. Learn how to protect yourself and others, and stay up-to-date on COVID-19 in Peel. Some Regional services and facilities are affected or closed until further notice. Check full listing.

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Canada and Ontario response plans

Help for individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada has announced an emergency care package to help individuals and businesses during the current COVID-19 situation, with specific help for:

Support for individuals

The new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

This will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months to:

Apply for the benefit

Applications for the CERB will begin the week of Monday, April 6, 2020.

There are 2 ways to apply:

To ensure your application process is as easy as possible, visit Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to get full details about how to apply.

Boosting the Canada Child Benefit (CCB)

Boosting the Goods and Services Tax Credit (GSTC)

There is no need to apply for this payment. If you are eligible, you will get it automatically.

Students

Will not pay interest on their student loans for 6 months.

Home-owners with mortgages

Can receive up to 6 months deferral on mortgage loans. Contact your bank for eligibility.

Tax filing deadline

Get more details about how this plan helps individuals.

Support to businesses

Extending the Work-Sharing program

The Work-Sharing program has been extended from 38 weeks to 76 weeks. The Work-Sharing program is offered to workers who agree to reduce their normal working hours because of developments beyond the control of their employers.

Providing small business with wage subsidies

A 75% wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020 to help businesses keep and return workers to the payroll. Get more details about the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.

Business Credit Availability Program

A Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) has been created to provide more than $10 billion of additional support, largely targeted to small and medium-sized businesses. A new Canada Emergency Business Account loan program .

Businesses in need of credit support should contact their financial institution.

Get more details about loan guarantee programs and the new Canada Emergency Business Account by visiting support to businesses.