Federal & Provincial Information
Employment Income (EI)- Did it look like your claim ended?
As of Sept 27th, you may have completed an EI report that specified that your claim has ended. Service Canada is reassessing these claims to separate EI claims from CERB (now CRB). If you believe you still qualify for EI, you may be able to continue reporting and receiving this benefit.
If you are unsure of your claim status, be sure to check with EI by phoning 1-800-206-7218 before re-applying.
You may be eligible for EI if you:
-were employed for at least 120 insurable hours in the past 52 weeks.
-received the CERB, the 52 week period to accumulate insured hours will be extended.
-stopped working through no fault of your own
-have not quit your job voluntarily
-are ready, willing and capable of working each day (EI Regular Benefits)
Supporting Canadians through the next phase of the economy re-opening: Increased access to EI and recovery benefits
The Government of Canada is continuing to take significant and decisive action to support Canadians and protect jobs during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was an important and necessary temporary response to support Canadians who had to stop working due to the pandemic. As we safely restart Canada’s economy, the Government will be transitioning to a simplified Employment Insurance (EI) program, effective September 27, 2020, to provide income support to those who remain unable to work and are eligible, and introducing a new suite of temporary and taxable recovery benefits to further support workers. While the Government prepares for this transition, and to ensure support continues for Canadians whose employment has been impacted by the pandemic, the CERB will be extended by an additional four weeks, providing a new maximum of up to 28 weeks of benefits.
For more information see www.Canada.ca
Important child care subsidy changes
Subsidy rate increases – Effective August 1, 2020
Effective August 1, 2020, the maximum child care subsidy rates have increased. Additionally, the model for calculating a child's approved subsidy amount has simplified.
Please see the following link for more information:
Federal Tax Payment Deadline Extensions and Quick Facts
July 27, 2020
The Canada Revenue Agency announces an extension to the payment deadline and offers interest relief on outstanding tax debts during the COVID-19 pandemic
For more information visit:
How to Register for a CRA my account: https://youtu.be/xW_1xRux6bw
Alberta Works 403-740-4320
EI Information 1-800-206-7218
EI Sickness Benefit 1-833-381-2725
EI Reporting 1-800-531-7555
Employment Insurance Internet Reporting Service:https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-internet-reporting.html
Accessing Provincial Supports
MyAlberta Digital ID- April 1, 2020
We would encourage those who may need access to provincial assistance during the COVID-19 crisis to start the process.
About MyAlberta Digital ID:
A secure way to verify who you are online
Your single, verified online identity. Safe, secure, and backed by the Government of Alberta.
What is MyAlberta Digital ID?
It’s a free account that lets you prove who you are online without paper documents or face-to-face visits. MyAlberta Digital ID gives you seamless access to a growing range of government sites and services, while protecting your information and privacy.
Here is the link to create an account: