When it comes to the government’s COVID-19 benefits, the question on many Canadians’ minds over the course of the summer of 2020 has been: “What comes next?”
This week we got some answers.
On Thursday, the government announced that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), which is offered to both employees and the self-employed and has to date paid out $69.4 billion to over 8.6 million Canadians, will be extended by an additional four weeks, and will then transition into a simplified Employment Insurance (EI) program.

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