COVID-19: Your Job & EI

Employment Insurance benefits and other programs related to COVID-19 for workers.

Library Databases

Job Freeway

Explore job listings for the Lower Mainland. You can also post a job or post your resume on this site.

Access Information: Temporarily available offsite for West Vancouver residents only.

On the Web

CERB: Government of Canada's Canada Emergency Response Benefit

The application for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) through the Canada Revenue Agency is open. The Government of Canada has a guide to applying for CERB.

Courthouse Libraries BC COVID-19 Information for British Columbians

Prepared by Courthouse Libraries BC, this wiki is a directory of online resources dealing with the ways COVID-19 health directives are affecting people’s lives, including information on employment, housing, family law, debt, legal assistance and courts and tribunals.

EI Application Guide for BC during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Step-by-step instructions on applying for Covid-19 related EI in British Columbia. Created by the British Columbia Government and Service Employees' Union.

EI Regular Benefits - Apply

Begin the application process for regular EI benefits as opposed to the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit which is will be accessible through a secure web portal - see CERB above. 

Government of Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Links to federal programs for families, people facing unemployment, people who are sick, quarantined, or in directed self-isolation, people who are unable to work, seniors, students, youth and businesses.

Guide to Applying for Benefits Related to COVID-19 in Canada

This plain language guide to applying for Canadian and provincial benefits related to COVID-19 was compiled and published freely by Dr. Jennifer Robson, Associate Professorof Political Management at Carleton University.

Temporary Layoffs Due to COVID-19


Recent changes to temporary layoffs means BC employees and employers have more options for support. Using this portal created by BC Ministry of Labour, employers and employees can apply to extend temporary layoffs due to COVID-19