Shomporko Desk:- Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough says the backlog of employment insurance claims filed in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis will be addressed within the week.
Canada has seen an unprecedented surge in requests for support.
In the last two weeks, 1.3 million EI claims have been filed, compared to just 2.1 million for all of last year.
Qualtrough says the department has found a way to streamline applications, and starting today they will be able to process 400,000 applications per day.
Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the government has created a mobile app to provide direct updates on COVID-19.
The app will provide updates on the latest government measures and public health advice to limit the spread of the virus.
It will also include a self-assessment tool for people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.