Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Hello Nationals of Saint Lucia and Friends,

The Government of Canada has announced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), a new financial relief program for Canadians impacted by COVID-19. Applications will open on April 6, 2020. If you’re planning to apply for the CERB, we encourage you to enroll for the Canada Revenue Agency Direct Deposit (CRA Direct Deposit).

Please note that enrolling for CRA Direct Deposit at your Financial Institution does not register you for the CERB. The CRA administers the CERB. To learn more and apply, please visit the CRA website.

The benefits of CRA Direct Deposit

By enrolling for CRA Direct Deposit, all amounts paid to you by the CRA will be automatically deposited into your bank account. This includes the CERB, income tax refunds, GST/HST credits, Canada child benefit payments, and other applicable payments.

Why you should enroll for CRA Direct Deposit

  • Enrollment is simple
  • Receiving money is fast
  • Transactions are secure

If you are already registered for CRA Direct Deposit, you don’t need to register again.

The CRA administers the CERB. To learn more and apply, please visit the CRA Website.