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COVID-19: Gradual reopening of Service Canada Centres
Our priority is the health and safety of all Canadians, while maintaining service to the public.
Service Canada begins the gradual and safe reopening of in-person locations across the country.
Please continue to access our programs and services online.
To make an appointment or get assistance, please fill out the service request form.
If you need help applying for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), you can talk to an agent at 1-833-699-0299.
How to access our services
1) Go online
For the most convenient, easy-to-use and secure way to apply, view or update your information, access our most requested services online.
2) Call us
Access our most requested toll-free numbers for service. Call volumes are expected to be high during this time. Please visit Canada.ca for information. If you have difficulty getting through, please try again later.
3) Get extra help without leaving your home
If you have a question, need extra help or need to make an appointment, fill out the service request form and a Service Canada officer will call you back within 2 business days.
4) Visit us
Some Service Canada Centres are open to the public. If you need to visit please check Find a Service Canada Office to see if your office is open. Due to physical distancing, space is limited. Please make a request for an appointment by filling out the service request form. A Service Canada officer will call you back within 2 business days.
Do not come to a Service Canada Centre if you:
- Have symptoms of fever, cough or difficulty breathing.
- Have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
- Have been instructed by local public health authorities to self-isolate due to travel or contact history.
Most popular online services
Apply, view and update your information for Employment Insurance (EI), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) and Old Age Security (OAS).
Employment Insurance benefits and leave information for workers, families, fishers and sickness, as well as how to apply and submit a report.
To apply or for information on the Canada Pension Plan, Canada Pension Plan-Disability, Old Age Security pension and related benefits, the Canadian retirement income calculator and retirement planning.
Apply for a SIN, what to do in case of loss or theft of a SIN and information for employees and employers.
Financial support for individuals, and businesses including the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and Canada Emergency Student Benefit.
Services and information
Taxable cash grant and how to apply.
File a claim for unpaid wages or other monies when your employer declares bankruptcy or is subject to a receivership.
Find federal, provincial and territorial programs and services in one convenient location.
Quarterly tax-free credit to offset some or all of the GST or HST paid by lower income Canadians.
Prevent, detect, deter – Protecting you and our programs and services.
A list of services offered by Service Canada.
More information about Service Canada
Service Canada is a federal institution that is part of Employment and Social Development Canada.
Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits. We are committed to improving services for Canadians by working with partners to provide access to the full range of government services and benefits that Canadians want and need through the Internet, by telephone, in person or by mail.
For more information about Service Canada programs and services, visit Service Canada A-Z or call 1-800-0-CANADA; TTY: 1-800-926-9105.
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
The Honourable Adam Vaughan
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing)
Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development and Chief Operating Officer for Service Canada
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What COVID-19 information do you need?
- Health and safety
- Prevention and risks
- What is my risk of getting COVID-19 in Canada?
- Quarantine (self-isolate) vs isolate
- Physical (social) distancing and how it helps minimize COVID-19
- Am I able to go outside?
- Surface contamination
- Pregnancy and risks related to COVID-19
- Can COVID-19 be transmitted through food?
- Can my pet or other animals get sick from this virus?
- Wearing masks
- Symptoms and treatment
- Reduce COVID-19 in your community
- For individuals
- For communities, including child and youth settings and outdoor spaces
- How do I care for a person with COVID-19 at home?
- I am an essential employee, what can I do to protect myself while on the job?
- Public health measures to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace
- Are gatherings still allowed to take place?
- Drug and medical device supply monitoring
- Travel restrictions and exemptions
- Are Canadians currently able to travel to the U.S.?
- Travellers arriving in Canada
- Avoid all non-essential travel
- Avoid all travel on cruise ships
- Registration of Canadians Abroad service
- Check if you have been exposed during recent travel
- I have to travel for essential reasons. How can I reduce my risk of infection?
- I am a Canadian travelling abroad and I need support. Who can I contact?
- I am a traveller trying to return home to Canada. How do I get financial support while abroad?
- For clinical trial sponsors
- Prevention and risks
- Income support
- Additional economic and financial support
- Individuals and families
- Indigenous peoples
- People who need it most
- Youth, post-secondary students and recent graduates
- Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
- Creating new jobs and opportunities
- Launching a new national service initiative
- Helping students continue their studies in the fall
- Supporting international students working in an essential service
- Suspending repayment and interest on student and apprentice loans
- Providing youth with mental health support
- Support for businesses
- Avoiding layoffs and rehiring employees
- Access to credit
- Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)
- Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
- Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)
- Rural businesses and communities
- Assisting innovative and early-stage businesses
- Young entrepreneurs
- Businesses in the territories
- Small and medium-sized businesses unable to access other support measures
- Creating new jobs and opportunities for youth
- Taxes and tariffs
- Self-employed individuals
- Indigenous businesses
- Support for sectors
- Agriculture, agri-food, aquaculture, fisheries
- Keeping workers in the food supply chain safe
- Increasing credit availability
- Assisting the fish and seafood processing sector
- Helping food producers access more PPE and adapt to health protocols
- Helping producers faced with additional costs incurred by COVID-19
- Increasing the Canadian Dairy Commission borrowing limit
- Helping redistribute existing and unsold inventories
- Increasing interim payments from 50% to 75% through AgriStability
- Expanding the AgriInsurance to include labour shortage
- Cultural, heritage and sports
- Air transportation
- Non-profit and charitable
- Agriculture, agri-food, aquaculture, fisheries
- About COVID-19
- E-mail updates on COVID-19
- Current confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in Canada
- More details about the cases reported in Canada
- Canadian borders
- Support for Canadians abroad
- What is COVID-19?
- Incubation period
- How does it spread?
- What are the risks of getting it?
- Where can I get information specific to my province or territory?
- How governments are working together
- How can I make a difference in Canada’s COVID-19 response efforts?
- Resources for parents and children
- People with disabilities
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