Do I or my team need a Record of Employment (ROE) to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)?
Based on CRA/Service Canada’s guidelines, employees who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 outbreak will qualify for CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit). The guidelines provided by the government do not mention a requirement for the ROE at the time of application. Documentation may be required at a later time, but at this time we do not have confirmation of that. This means that employees will have a grace period to submit any required documentation after submitting their application for the CERB.