COVID-19 and Labour Law: Canada

David J. Doorey


Canadian governments have responded to COVID-19 in a number of ways. The federal government has responded primarily in the form of a massive stimulus package that includes: (1) the CanadianEmergency Response Benefit, which provides $500 per week to qualified workers who lose income due to COVID-19; and (2) the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidyprogram, which covers up to 75 percent of wages for eligible private sector employers. The provinces have responded principally by introducing extended job protected leave entitlements to protect the jobs of employees forced to stop working due to COVID-19 related reasons.


Covid-19; Employment Law; Income support; Leaves of absence; Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB); Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

DOI: 10.6092/issn.1561-8048/10843


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