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In the North, Indigenous workers outpaced non-Indigenous in CERB uptake by wide margin: Statistics Canada – CBC

Aug 04, 2022

Report authors point to overrepresentation of Indigenous people in low-paying and pandemic-affected jobs

Indigenous workers with relatively low annual earnings were the most likely to receive Canadian Emergency Relief Benefit payments, says a new Statistics Canada report.

That’s among the overall findings of the report, released on Wednesday, which looked at the CERB program among First Nations, Métis and Inuit.

Available from March 2020 to September 2020, CERB provided up to $500 per week for eligible Canadians to a maximum of $14,000 over 28 weeks.

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