Coronavirus & relief benefits: The 5-minute summary

Coronavirus & benefits infographic

The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the lives of so many Canadians. In response, the federal government has further evolved the relief it offers those struggling to navigate these unprecedented times. Here, we explain the key benefits for workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.


The Canada worker lockdown benefit program and both recovery benefit programs expired on May 7, 2022. Applications for these benefits are now closed. See the federal government's website for more info.

The main supports available 

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You’re no doubt wondering: Which benefits can I get? We can help you figure out which benefits you’re eligible for, and the steps to take action.

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in July 2022
  • Time to read: 6 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Kevin Love, Community Legal Assistance Society

Kevin Love

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