At this morning's briefing from Prime Minister Trudeau, I was expecting to hear about the vaccine rollout and the public safety legislation. What I didn't expect was extensions for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB), and Employment Insurance (EI).
Here are the details:
- CRB benefit extended from 26 weeks to 38 weeks
- CRCB benefit also extended from 26 to 38 weeks
- CRSB benefit is extended from 2 weeks to 4 weeks
- EI benefit is extended from 26 weeks to 50 weeks
As I write this, the Canada.ca website has not been updated with the new information, but you can link to the CBC news story here or watch the announcement below.
ASPECT BC, CEO