The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many economic and societal challenges globally and locally. These are unprecedented times and as responsible residential property owners and managers; we want to support our residents with important information and resources.
We want our residents to be aware of measures the federal government has implemented to support residents who may be experiencing financial hardship such as job loss, caring for family, or illness due to COVID-19.
The government announced economic support measures that will help Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures include:
Temporary income support: If you are sick, quarantined or staying home to care for children and find yourself without paid sick leave, the government is providing increased access to Employment Insurance (EI).
Longer-term income support: If you lose your job or are facing reduced hours due to COVID-19, the government is introducing an Emergency Support Benefit and the implementation of an EI Work Sharing Program.
Other targeted measures: There are many additional funding options for groups such as First Nations, students, seniors, and those requiring the need of shelters.
Here are some resources you may be eligible for:
If you are eligible for EI benefits, you will receive a minimum taxable benefit at a rate of $500 per week, or $300 per week for extended parental benefits.
Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
You may be eligible to receive $500/week for up to 26 weeks. This is for workers who are self-employed or are not eligible for Employment Insurance.
Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)
You may be eligible to receive $500/week, for up to 26 weeks per household. This is for eligible workers who can’t work because they are providing care to their family due to school or childcare facility closures.
Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)
You may be eligible to receive $500/week for up to two weeks. This is for workers who can’t work due to sickness or must self-isolate due to COVID-19 related reasons.
For additional government information and resources, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
THE MARQ MEASURES
As responsible residential property owners and managers, we want to work together with our residents to help mitigate the challenges our residents are facing.
Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of our employees and residents as we continue to provide essential housing services in a healthy and safe manner. We recognize and appreciate our frontline employees who are keeping our buildings clean and operational and for their commitment to providing safe and secure housing to all residents.
We thank our residents for their continued cooperation and patience, as we work through this pandemic. We will continue to provide open communication as we navigate through COVID-19 and will adapt policies and procedures as required.
Please note we require face masks to be worn by all visitors, prospects, and site staff in all common areas of our properties – this includes suite viewings.
Please contact us for any questions at 1-888-236-7767. Our Customer Care Centre is open seven (7) days a week, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Stay well and stay safe.
The MARQ Student Communities