Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB)

Updated on Feb 10, 2022. For more information from the official website of the Government of Canada, click here


Provides temporary income support to employed and self-employed people who cannot work due to a Covid-19 lockdown. The CWLB is only available when a Covid-19 lockdown order is in effect for your region. If eligible, you can receive $300 (pre-tax) for each 1-week period.



Designated COVID-19 lockdown regions are only eligible for specific weeks. Search for eligible lockdown order periods and check that you meet all other eligibility criteria before applying.


How to apply

The easiest way to apply is online using CRA My Account. Make sure you’re ready to submit your application using this checklist.


Available Funding

If eligible, you can receive $300 (pre-tax) for each 1-week period.



You may apply for any weeks your region had a Covid-19 lockdown order in effect from Oct. 24, 2021 – May 7, 2022. The earliest you can apply is on the Monday after the first week your region is in a lockdown. You may apply for any eligible 1-week period for up to 60 days after that period has ended (Each 1-week period spans from Sunday to Saturday).


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