Workers receiving payments from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit program in 2020

Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202100100021


The Canada Emergency Response Benefit program (CERB) was introduced to provide financial support to employees and self-employed workers in Canada who were directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This article examines the proportion of 2019 workers who received CERB payments in 2020 by various characteristics. CERB take-up rates are presented by industry, earnings group in 2019, sex, age group and province, as well as for population groups designated as visible minorities, immigrants and Indigenous people. Some factors that help explain differences in take-up rates among these groups of workers are also examined.

Issue Number: 2021001
Author(s): Olson, Eric; Morissette, René; Turcotte, Martin; Bernard, André
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