Dear Members,

Last week, the federal government announced the following new benefits:

  • The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) – $400 per week for up to 26 weeks, to workers who are self-employed or are not eligible for EI, who still require income support and are available and looking for work.
  • The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) –  $500 per week for up to two weeks, for workers who are sick or must self-isolate for reasons related to COVID-19.
  • The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) – $500 per week for up to 26 weeks per household, for eligible Canadians unable to work because they must care for:
    • a child under age 12 due to the closures of schools or daycares because of COVID-19.
    • a family member with a disability or a dependent because their day program or care facility is closed due to COVID-19.
    • a child, a family member with a disability, or a dependent who is not attending school, daycare, or other care facilities under the advice of a medical professional due to being at high-risk if they contract COVID-19.

The federal government intends to introduce new legislation to support the implementation of these new benefits.

The federal government also recently announced:

Recent announcements from the provincial government include:

Please note, going forward, you will also find Chamber COVID-19 updates in our bi-weekly E-News. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to subscribe to this email list.

As your Chamber, we continue to advocate on your behalf during the COVID-19 recovery period. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


Gerard M. Adams
Interim CEO, Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce