Dear Members,

Today, Tuesday, April 15, the federal government announced expanded access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB):

  • Allow people to earn up to $1,000 per month while collecting the CERB.
  • Extend the CERB to seasonal workers who have exhausted their EI regular benefits and are unable to undertake their usual seasonal work as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Extend the CERB to workers who recently exhausted their EI regular benefits and are unable to find a job or return to work because of COVID-19.

Further announcements from the federal government include:

  • A new transfer to cost-share a temporary top-up to the salaries of workers deemed essential in the fight against COVID-19, who make less than $2,500 a month.
  • ACOA published a summary of its resources for Atlantic Canadian businesses.

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As your Chamber, we will continue to advocate on your behalf and update you with relevant business information. As always, please continue to reach out with your questions, comments and feedback.


Dawn Binns, President 
Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce