PM Trudeau Announces Extension of Some COVID-19 Benefits – Feb. 19, 2021

COVID-19: Canada Responds

PM Trudeau Announces Extension of Some COVID-19 Benefits – Feb. 19, 2021

On Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses the federal government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He announces that the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) will be extended by 12 weeks. The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) will be extended from two to four weeks, while Employment Insurance (EI) regular benefits will be extended to a maximum of 50 weeks.