Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
If you have been out of work (employed or self-employed) after March 15th you may be eligible for
the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
You can apply online with the CRA my account, Service Canada account or over the phone by calling
1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041 with an automated phone service.
The application dates have been set up to reduce back log and waiting times. Please apply based on
your month of birth.
Days to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
If you were born in the month of Apply for CERB
January, February or March Mondays April 6
April, May, or June Tuesdays April 7
July, August, or September Wednesdays April 8
October, November, or December Thursdays April 9
Any month Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays