Income Benefits (CERB+EI) and Workers’ Rights during COVID-19

Recorded on May 14, 2020

This was CLEO's third online information session for front-line workers to get updates on Income Benefits (CERB/EI + others) and Workers' Rights during COVID-19. Legal clinic lawyers provide practical information to help you answer the questions your clients are facing when applying for income benefits and understanding their rights at work.

Francesca Allodi-Ross (serving three Toronto-area community legal clinics)
John No (Parkdale Community Legal Services)

Please note there are corrections for this webinar.

At 28:10, a participant asked which benefits were available to international students. The presenter confirmed that international students are not currently eligible for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit. Please note that international students may be eligible for other benefits, including the CERB, OW, and Emergency Assistance. If they are denied those benefits, they should contact their local community legal clinic for advice.

At 31:00, the presenter stated that Emergency Assistance was available for people who were not eligible for Ontario Works. To clarify, Emergency Assistance is not available for people who are already receiving Ontario Works.