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 Individuals (all individuals)
The application for the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit ($2,000 per month) can be done on this website.
You can also set up a direct deposit from here which will get any federal money in your bank account faster. * Update, you can now setup direct deposit with CRA directly from most federal financial institutions and some credit union; details here.
My Service Canada Account (all individuals)
This allows you to start and manage EI claims faster (and now safer as well) than going in-person to a Service Canada office.
The application for the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit ($2,000 per month) can be done on this website as well.
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.