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Lost my job

These benefits can get you money while you figure out what's next.

Common lost my job benefits

Federal

Self-employed Canadians can access Employment Insurance (EI) special benefits by entering into an agreement or registering with the Canada Employment Insurance Commission.

Up to $595 per week.

Tax filing required

Federal

This program provides short term financial assistance to people who are unable to work because of sickness, injury or quarantine.

Up to $595 per week.

Tax filing required

Federal

This program provides short term financial assistance to people who are unemployed through no fault of their own.

Up to $595 per week.

Tax filing required

Federal

This program provides financial assistance to people who must take time away from work to provide care to an injured or gravely ill person.

Up to $595 per week.

Tax filing required

Federal

Are you having financial difficulties because of low or no income? The Canadian Forces Income Support is a tax-free, monthly benefit to help low-income Veterans, survivors, and dependent children.

Tax filing not required

Federal

Gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care.

Up to $450 per 1-week period.

Tax filing required

Federal

The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19.

Up to $450 per 1-week period.

Tax filing required