Before Applying for the CERB
Please follow these 3 steps before applying for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit in order to speed up your application process.
Sign up for a My Account through the CRA.
You can sign up for an account via the CRA’s website. Please see below for a video that provides further instructions on how to sign up for your account.
Sign up for a direct deposit in your CRA My Account.
Once you have registered for an account, the CRA will send you a secure code that will provide you with advanced access to services included in your online account, such as signing up for direct deposit through your bank.
Once you have registered, you can follow our step-by-step application guide which outlines how to apply for the CERB.