FAQs about Government Support amid the COVID-19 pandemic

“This page contains information compiled and published freely by Dr. Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor of Political Management at Carleton University.

Questions answered include:

Who can I call for information or to ask a question about financial support from government right now?

I need to take sick leave because I’m ill or self-isolating or have to quarantine. What do I do?

I can’t work because I’m caring for someone who is sick. What do I do?

I’ve been laid off. What do I do?

I am at home because my kids cannot go to school or daycare. I need money to make ends meet. What do I do?

My employer can’t pay me but I haven’t been laid off. What do I do?

I’m not sure that my employer is following the rules. What do I do?

I’m self-employed. What income benefits can I get ?

I’m a college or university student and I was counting on my summer job to pay tuition in the fall. What do I do?

I’m a college or university student and I am about to graduate. Is there help for me?

I’m having trouble keeping up with my rent. Is there help for me?

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