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Letter Templates for Use by Sponsors on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

IRCC has shared letter templates that sponsors can adapt for use with the newcomers they sponsor so they:

  • Understand the consequences of applying and receiving funds from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) if they do not meet the eligibility requirements of the program; and,
  • Understand that any funds received from the CERB is considered to be earned income and that sponsors are able to reduce the level of monthly financial support they provide if the funds the newcomer receives from the CERB reaches the 50% threshold for earned income.

The letter templates are available in:

Further information about the CERB, and when sponsors can begin making deductions to the monthly financial support they provide  on the basis of newcomers receiving funds from the CERB (i.e. the 50% threshold), can be found in the April 24, 2020 edition of the RSTP Bulletin here.