Last updated April 18, 2020
These resources have been summarized and full details are available from https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
As the government response is taking form and more details are made available, it looks like the application and management for a number of benefits will be done online.
We recommend that you set up the applicable government online accounts we have listed below.
For most of these accounts, the registration process involves the government mailing you a confirmation number before you can get access to all the features.
CRA My Account for Business (all businesses)
You'll be able to manage direct deposit on this online account.
You'll also be able to file returns (GST, T4, T5, etc.) electronically.
ROE Web (all businesses)
This allows you to file ROE electronically and also manager third party service provider who you want to do ROE for your organization.
Note that ROE's are due very quickly after an employee is laid off or terminated (5 days), and if you don't file an ROE on time, (a) your employee may not be able to apply for EI and may face unnecessary hardship, and (b) your business may be exposed to penalties up to $2,500 by Service Canada.
We have done our best to summarize all the programs available below.
Given how quickly things evolve, we cannot guarantee that our summary below reflect the
latest information released by the government.
For that reason, you'll find as part of each summary a the link to the most direct and complete official
government website available at the time of writing, and which should have the latest details for
each program. Please rely on those for full details.