Covid 19: Information and supports

Emergency Contacts & Supports

Contact info for local and provincial organizations that provide income supports, advice and assistance with health, personal, family or other issues. Click here to find out what emergency income supports or benefits you may qualify for.

Nova Scotia Worker Emergency Bridge Fund

Applications open April 13 for people who are self-employed and laid-off workers who do not qualify for EI. This is a one-time, $1,000 payment, to bridge the gap between layoffs and the federal government’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Apply using a toll-free telephone number or online. Emergency funds are available if you have been laid off or are not working because of Covid-19.

How to file for EI if you’ve been laid off because of COVID-19

You do not need to have been laid off in order to apply. You can apply if you have not been working for 7 days.

If you are having trouble getting federal support

Or if you need help applying for benefits, send a service request to Canada.ca/service-canada-e-service  A Service Canada representative will contact you within 2 working days at the phone number you provide. You can also ask organizations like ACALA or the NS Department of Community Services for help. 

 

 

Emergency Contacts & Supports: Antigonish and area

Contact info for local and provincial organizations that provide income supports, advice and assistance with health, personal, family or other issues. Click here to find out what emergency income supports or benefits you may qualify for.