Canada Emergency Response Benefit


In response to the difficulties Canadian individuals are facing the Canadian Government announced the
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). This is applicable to you if you have lost income because
of COVID-19. The CERB will provide you with temporary income support in the amount of $500 a week
for up to 16 weeks.


To be eligible to receive the CERB from Service Canada, the following must apply:

  • You must be at least 15 years old;
  • You have stopped or will stop working for reasons related to COVID-19, or because you are
    unable to work due to illness, or because you lost your employment for other reasons beyond
    your control;
  • You expect to be without income for at least 14 consecutive days;
  • You have not quit your job voluntarily;
  • You have earned a minimum of $5,000 in income within the last 12 months or in the 2019
    calendar year from one or more of the following sources:
    o Employment income
    o Self-employment income
    o Maternity and parental benefits
  • Note that there have been no discussions as to how dividend income will factor into eligibility and
    we hope this will be addressed soon.


Starting April 6th, you can apply through the CRA My Account portal. As such, we advise that you
register this account and direct deposit in advance of the application process opening. Benefits will start
within 10 days of you submitting your application. You will need to apply and confirm eligibility every 4
weeks thereafter.

Please continue to re-visit this post for further updates on the application of the benefit. If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact us.

What our clients had to say

I have to say the most professional, prompt, precise service you can receive from an Accountant. We’ve had a few and have found the right one. Mandeep and Rubal have really helped me get things done and I couldn’t be more appreciative. The whole staff is very friendly and their communication is fluid. Highly recommend.
Premier Tires and Wheels
Premier Tires and Wheels
19:45 04 Dec 19
We have used Affinity for our small business and personal taxes and they have been excellent. Great service. Iqbal looks after us.
Robert Napoli
Robert Napoli
22:31 22 Mar 19
HIGHLY RECOMMEND for small businesses or just starting out!! Just got off the phone with Mandeep and I couldn't be happier. She answered all my questions and told me about things I never even thought of. We are a new, small business and she informed me in all the ways I could make it easier and more cost efficient. SO looking forward to meeting with her next week, she was my first call and she will be my last! Thanks for everything Mandeep!!
Nimphus 2000
Nimphus 2000
16:59 10 Aug 18
I contacted Mandeep Tung to solicit some tax advice. Mandeep instantly understood and dissected the situation and provided clear and valuable advice which was tailored to my situation. I unhesitatingly recommend her services.
Martin Sheard
Martin Sheard
16:58 10 May 18
I was introduced to Affinity Accounting through a friend. I had such a great experience working with a Mandeep! I highly recommend working with Affinity Accounting. She made it so simple. I only had to pop in the office once! The office was beautiful.
Prem Dhesi
Prem Dhesi
05:21 17 Apr 18
Modern office is nice to visit, helpful staff. My tax return was handled efficient for a fair price. I’ll be back next year.
D Johnson
D Johnson
19:47 12 Apr 18
We are very happy with the firm particularly with Iqbal Shanghera. This is our first year with them. He has done a fantastic job of filing our returns both personal and corporate. He is always prompt, timely and goes out of the way to accommodate us. He is very friendly and very knowledgeable. I will strongly recommend the firm to anybody without hesitation.
Ramani Ramaseshan
Ramani Ramaseshan
04:50 08 Apr 18
Excellent informative service.I would for sure use them again.
douglas wang
douglas wang
14:00 17 May 17
Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.Definitely coming back next year for my taxes.
Ravi Reddy
Ravi Reddy
16:56 08 May 17
This is the second year that Iqbal did my taxes, he is very professional and did everything quickly.He answered many of my questions throughout the year as I sold a rental property.
Harry D
Harry D
16:09 08 May 17
i really like the service that they provide . they are very polite and helpful and they have a solution for every question..
Manjinder Singh
Manjinder Singh
16:00 08 May 17
The expertise of the Tung Shanghera firm has provided me with tax planning strategies that not only save me money but have provided me with guidance in how to best proceed with aspects of my investment and business interests. The service standard was also excellent and the firm always addressed my inquiries thoroughly and promptly. Highly recommended!
J.S Gill
J.S Gill
00:04 04 Mar 17

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