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Parliament passes Ottawa's $107 billion COVID-19 aid package

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    vivaria
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    I don't know if I qualify for this because I'm technically still a student (even if I've completed all of my degree requirements and was going to graduate in the summer)... but I have earned...

    I don't know if I qualify for this because I'm technically still a student (even if I've completed all of my degree requirements and was going to graduate in the summer)... but I have earned >$5,000 in the past 12 months from a summer job + fall part-time work, and lost my upcoming job specifically because of the coronavirus, so...

    If this is a thing for me, it's a huge breath of relief. I was really scared of burning through my emergency savings over the next summer. Finding employment is hard enough for even without the coronavirus... but this could give me some breathing room... hopefully?

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    1. vivaria
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      https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6818837/C-13-as-passed.pdf With worker being defined as... Hard to say... I didn't "cease work" per se, but a future work opportunity ended before I...

      https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6818837/C-13-as-passed.pdf

      Eligibility

      • (1) A worker is eligible for an income support payment if
        • (a) the worker, whether employed or self-employed, ceases working for reasons related to COVID-19 for at least 14 consecutive days within the four-week period in respect of which they apply for the payment; and
        • (b) they do not receive, in respect of the consecutive days on which they have ceased working,
          • (i) subject to the regulations, income from employment or self-employment,
          • (ii) benefits, as defined in subsection 2 (1) of the Employment Insurance Act,
          • (iii) allowances, money or other benefits paid to the worker under a provincial plan because of pregnancy or in respect of the care by the worker of one or15more of their new-born children or one or more children placed with them for the purpose of adoption, or
            (iv) any other income that is prescribed by regulation.

      Exclusion

      • (2) An employed worker does not cease work for the purpose of paragraph (1)(a) if they quit their employment voluntarily.

      With worker being defined as...

      worker means a person who is at least 15 years of age, who is resident in Canada and who, for 2019 or in the 12-month period preceding the day on which they make an application under section 5, has a total income of at least $5,000 — or, if another amount is fixed by regulation, of at least that amount — from the following sources:

      • (a) employment;
      • (b) self-employment;
      • (c) benefits paid to the person under any of subsections 22(1), 23(1), 152.04(1) and 152.05(1) of the Employment Insurance Act; and
      • (d) allowances, money or other benefits paid to the person under a provincial plan because of pregnancy or in respect of the care by the person of one or more of their new-born children or one or more children placed with them for the purpose of adoption.

      Hard to say... I didn't "cease work" per se, but a future work opportunity ended before I could even begin it (for reasons related to COVID-19). I do meet the definition of a worker, though.

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