MP Soroka’s Message to Constituents

I would like to thank you for continuing to do your part in the fight against COVID-19. I realize that as this goes on, some people will be tempted to ignore social distancing, but it is very important that we don’t let up until the time is right.

I understand that there is confusion around some of the programs being implemented to support Canadians. With new measures and changes being announced frequently, it can be difficult to keep up with. My team and I are here to help.  We have been getting a lot of questions on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), so I have some info on that.

This week, the government announced new changes to the CERB. Workers earning less than $1,000 a month, or who have seasonal employment and can’t find a job due to COVID-19, as well as those who are running out of employment insurance, are now eligible to apply for the CERB.

If you applied for the CERB last week, just a reminder that you must reapply for subsequent periods if you continue to qualify.

That said, if you were transferred from Employment Insurance to the CERB, you will still need to do bi-weekly reports for EI as you did in the past to remain on the CERB but will not need to reapply monthly like those who apply directly for the CERB must do. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my constituency office in Edson. As always, keep well stay safe and healthy.

Do you need assistance with getting groceries? Did you know some stores are offering pick-up or delivery services?

Please check to see if your local grocery stores are offering these services. You can order your groceries from home and pick them up when you get to the store or have them delivered to your residence.