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It's official. All of Canada's remaining COVID-19 emergency benefits have ended and there are apparently no plans to bring them back.

Saturday, May 7 was the last day that Canadians were able to claim any of a number of support benefits, including the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit, the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit.

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The federal government is reminding Canadians that the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit is still available to those who get sick or have to isolate due to COVID-19.

Although it has been around since 2020, it's worth checking out the CRSB and its eligibility criteria in case you become ill with COVID-19.

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Ontario moved back into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen plan last week, forcing many establishments across the province to shut down for at least 21 days (until January 26). As a result, many workers and business owners are bound to take a hit financially. However, there are certain benefits you can apply for that could help ease the burden.

The provincial and federal governments have several programs in place to help people receive relief while new restrictions are put into place to curb the spread of the Omicron variant.

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For people who are affected by public health measures and restrictions in Canada, the prime minister has a reminder about the federal COVID-19 benefits that are available right now.

On January 3, Justin Trudeau tweeted a rundown of the support Canadians can get from the federal government, including the new Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit, as restrictions are being put into place and Omicron is "spreading rapidly."

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A couple of federal COVID-19 benefits just got extended well into 2022 and new ones have been introduced as well.

On December 17, the federal government announced that royal assent has been given to Bill C-2, which provides support for workers and businesses so they can deal with the impact of the Omicron variant.

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