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As the third wave of the pandemic continues, Canada’s COVID-19 benefits are still available to those who need them. 

In a tweet on Monday, April 19, Employment and Social Development Canada reminded everybody that some benefits have recently been extended so that Canadians can get paid for even longer.

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There’s good news ahead for anybody claiming Canada’s COVID-19 benefits or Employment Insurance (EI) right now!

In a statement on March 18, the government confirmed that the maximum number of weeks some benefits are available for will be increased.

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On Monday, March 8, International Women's Day, Jagmeet Singh took to Twitter to demand a feminist COVID-19 recovery plan. 

In a series of tweets, the NDP leader wrote, "Our recovery must be a feminist one that advances gender equity along with racial, Indigenous, economic, social and environmental justice."

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If you’ve ever wondered how many Canadians have claimed COVID-19 benefits since the start of the pandemic, the federal government has got answers!

In a new statement, Employment and Social Development Canada confirmed statistics related to all of Canada’s new recovery benefits, as well as Employment Insurance (EI).

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