Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an extension to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for an additional 8 weeks. The CERB provides $2,000 per month to Canadians out of work because of COVID-19.
Applicants will be able to apply for the program until September 26, 2020.
The Prime Minister suggested that the government will closely monitor economic and health factors to determine if more changes are needed to the CERB.
Prime Minister Trudeau also announced an extension of the US/Canada border closure for another 30 days until July 21, 2020. The border was initially set to re-open on June 21st.