Terry Sheehan
Terry Sheehan
Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie
COVID-19: Government of Canada Resources

The Government of Canada has a designated website with information pertaining to COVID-19.

Information on Canada's Current Situation:



The Government of Canada has implemented financial support

programs to help you through this unprecedented time.

Support for:

Individuals and families

  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
  • Employment Insurance (EI) program
  • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)
  • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)
  • Extra time to pay income tax balances
  • Mortgage payment deferral
  • Temporary wage top-up for low-income essential workers

Persons with disabilities

  • Special one-time, tax-free, non-reportable payment

Post-secondary students and recent graduates

  • Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
  • Helping student loan borrowers
  • Supporting student researchers and post-doctoral fellows


  • Temporarily extending the Guaranteed Income Supplement and Allowance payments
  • Reduced minimum withdrawals for Registered Retirement Income Funds

Indigenous peoples

  • Supporting Indigenous communities
  • Making personal hygiene products and nutritious food more affordable
  • Providing support to Indigenous post-secondary students
  • Funding for additional health care resources for Indigenous communities
  • Boosting the On-Reserve Income Assistance Program
  • New shelters to protect and support Indigenous women and children fleeing violence


Support for Businesses

Avoiding layoffs, rehiring employees and creating new jobs

  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
  • Temporary 10% Wage Subsidy
  • Extending the Work-Sharing program
  • Creating new jobs and opportunities for youth
  • Extension of lay-off periods

Taxes and tariffs

  • More time to pay income taxes
  • Waiving tariffs on certain medical goods

Financial support, loans and access to credit

  • Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) interest-free loans
  • Loan Guarantee for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • Co-Lending Program for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)
  • Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)
  • Mid-Market Financing Program
  • Mid-Market Guarantee and Financing Program
  • Businesses in the territories
  • Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF)

Additional support by sector

Targeted support

  • Young entrepreneurs
  • Women entrepreneurs

Support for self-employed individuals

  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
  • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)
  • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)
  • More time to pay income taxes

Indigenous businesses

  • Relief measures for Indigenous businesses
  • Supporting business through the pandemic and into recovery
  • Supporting the Indigenous tourism industry

Supporting financial stability

  • Relief for federally regulated pension plan sponsors
  • Launching an Insured Mortgage Purchase Program
  • Bank of Canada's actions
  • Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions actions

Coming to Canada

Main office - Sault Ste Marie
369 Queen Street East Suite 102
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
P6A 1Z4


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Hill Office
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6


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