The Safety of Our Employees is our Top Priority
With the unprecedented COVID-19 situation and the significant impact it has had on the entire aviation community, our priority remains the wellbeing of airport workers. While we have worked tirelessly to support the airport operation, there have been significant impacts to the Greater Sudbury Airport workforce.
We know that information and resources are important in a time like this. We want to pull as many COVID-19 related resources together in one place for you.
Sudbury District Health Unit
The City of Greater Sudbury Updates:
Government Income Support Programs
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Canada has announced an economic response plan outlining support for individuals and businesses impacted by COVID-19. You can find a complete list of all the recently announced benefits by going to Canada’s economic response official site.
If you were recently laid off and qualify to receive Employment Insurance, visit Canada’s government page. You can submit a request immediately. Employment Insurance (EI) provides temporary income support to unemployed workers. Qualifying workers will receive 55% of their average insurable weekly earnings, up to a maximum amount.
If you have to be quarantined during this time you may be eligible to apply.
Employment Insurance – Sickness Benefits
Employment Insurance (EI) provides sickness benefits for those unable to work for medical reasons. You can receive up to 15 weeks of financial assistance if you cannot work for medical reasons. To apply, visit the Employment Insurance page.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
A new taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 16 weeks for those wage earners, seasonal workers, self-employed individuals, who otherwise would not be eligible for Employment Insurance, and others who have been impacted by COVID-19. Information on eligibility guidelines for the new CERB program and how to apply, please visit Canada’s official announcement for further details.
My CRA Account
You will require a My CRA account to apply for many of the new announced benefits. If you don’t have a My CRA account, visit Canada’s Revenue Page. You can also call Canada’s Revenue support line 1-800-959-8281 or use your banking information to sign up with CRA.
Canada Child Benefit
The Canada government has announced an extra $300 per child the Canada Child Benefit (CCB). The benefit will roll out as part of the scheduled CCB payment in May. To apply go to the CCB site. If you have previously applied for this benefit, you do not need to re-apply.
Ontario Ministry of Education
The Ontario Ministry of Education is offering a one-time payment of $200 per child and $250 for children with special needs to offset the cost of buying materials to support their children’s learning. There is no income cap on this program. To apply, go to the Ontario government site.
Ontario Emergency Supports
An emergency support fund for people in Ontario facing a crisis or emergency. This is a short-term assistance of $733 and up a month to cover items like food and housing. To apply, visit the Ontario government website.
Find other information about the Ministry of Children and Community and Social Services emergency supports during COVID-19.
Tax credit payment for low-income earners
There is a one-time special payment through the Goods and Services Tax credit for low- and modest-income families. If you are eligible, you will get it automatically.
Support for Students and Recent Graduates
The Canadian government announced support for students and recent graduates in light of COVID-19. These supports include assistance to the student loan repayments, a proposed Emergency Student Benefit and changes to the Summer Job programs. More information here.