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Employment Law Project

Have you been terminated from your employment and have questions about your termination?

Do you have a question about Worker Right’s, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and/or the Employment Standards Act?

The Algoma Community Legal Clinic in partnership with Advocacy North for Worker’s Rights offers information, advice, and representation to low income individuals and families with respect to employees in non-unionized positions.

Please call or email our office to book an appointment with our Employment Law Community legal worker.

Covid-19 Financial Benefits

Find out if you may qualify for one of the COVID-19 financial benefits by completing the Government of Canada’s “Find financial help during COVID-19”.

https://covid-benefits.alpha.canada.ca/en/start 

Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) 

The Canada Recovery Benefit will provide eligible workers with $500 per week (taxable, tax deducted at source) for up to 26 weeks for those who are not employed or self-employed due to COVID-19 and who are not eligible for EI, or had their employment/self-employment income reduced by at least 50% due to COVID-19. This benefit will be paid in two-week periods. For additional information and how to apply please click the link below.

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit.html

Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit (CRCB) 

The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) will provide $500 per week (taxable, tax deducted at source) for up to 26 weeks per household for workers unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they must care for a child under the age of 12 or family member because schools, day-cares or care facilities are closed due to COVID-19, or because the child or family member is sick and/or required to quarantine or is at high risk of serious health implications because of COVID-19. This benefit will be paid in one-week periods. For additional information including how to apply please click the link below.

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) will provide $500 per week (taxable, tax deducted at source) for up to a maximum of two weeks, for workers who are unable to work for at least 50% of the week because they contracted COVID-19, self-isolated for reasons related to COVID-19, or have underlying conditions, are undergoing treatments or have contracted other sicknesses that, in the opinion of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, person in authority, government or public health authority, would make them more susceptible to COVID-19. This benefit will be paid in one-week periods. For additional information including how to apply please click the link below.

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-sickness-benefit.html

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) – CLOSED

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) gives financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are directly affected by COVID-19.

If you are eligible, you can receive $2,000 for a 4-week period (the same as $500 a week).  For additional information please click the link below.

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html

 

*Do you have additional questions? The Algoma Community Legal Clinic may be able to help by answering questions regarding one of the four Federal COVID-19 Financial Benefits.  Please call or email our office to book an appointment with our Employment Law Community legal worker*.

Algoma Community Legal Clinic

Queenscentre Building

477 Queen Street East, Suite 301

Sault Ste. Marie, ON  P6A 1Z5

Phone: 705-942-4900

Toll Free: 1-800-616-1109

Fax: 705-942-6894

Email: ‎algorecep@lao.on.ca