“Artists continue to help us to reflect on life, and dream. They bring sunshine into our daily lives, and we are very grateful for that.” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, April 15 Press Conference
On April 15, the Prime Minister announced expanded eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). This includes:
- Artists and creators who receive royalty payments from prior copyrighted works are eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, provided that they meet other requirements.
- Allowing people to earn up to $1,000 per month while collecting the CERB.
- Extension of the CERB to workers who recently exhausted their EI regular benefits and are unable to find a job or return to work because of COVID-19.
Please visit the following links for more information:
Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
Plan d’intervention économique du Canada pour répondre à la COVID-19 : https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
Canadian Heritage’s FAQs : https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/information-covid-19.html
FAQ du Patrimoine canadien: https://www.canada.ca/fr/patrimoine-canadien/services/financement/informations-covid-19.html
Canada Council for the Arts’ FAQs: https://canadacouncil.ca/covid-19-information
FAQ du Conseil des arts du Canada: https://conseildesarts.ca/information-covid-19