CERB replacement programs may get tweaks as coronavirus pandemic continues, minister says

OTTAWA — The federal minister overseeing key aid programs for workers during the pandemic says there could still be changes to a proposed package of income-support benefits as the country … Read More

New moms who lost jobs amid coronavirus told to work to qualify for parental EI

Alexis Adams is joyful about the arrival of her third daughter but she is also concerned about how to pay for another maternity leave that is, like her daughter, barely … Read More

Boosting PPE supply ‘not a top priority’ in years before outbreak: minister

Increasing Canada’s strategic stock of personal protective equipment (PPE) was “not a top priority,” in the years before the novel coronavirus outbreak, the country’s minister of employment, workforce development and … Read More

Coronavirus: Federal panel aims to ensure Canadians with disabilities included in response

The federal government has launched a special advisory group in a bid to ensure Canadians with disabilities are properly included in the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disability Inclusion … Read More

Emergency coronavirus benefit could be a model for future aid programs: minister

OTTAWA — The newly created benefit for workers whose livelihoods are affected by COVID-19 may be a model for how the federal government helps unemployed Canadians in the future, Employment … Read More