CERB to EI Transition Information

Posted: Sep 5, 2020

Topic: Income Support

Source: FNLC

The federal government announced its $80 billion Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program will be transitioned into a revamped Employment Insurance (EI) program starting on September 27, 2020.

Individuals currently receiving CERB through Service Canada will be automatically transitioned to EI in September and will not need to re-apply. However, if you have any issues or questions, you can reach a CERB agent at 1-833-699-0299.

Those who qualify for traditional unemployment benefits but have been receiving CERB through Canada Revenue Agency will need to file a new EI application online: https://srv270.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/AW/introduction?GoCTemplateCulture=en-CA