The Canadian Emergency Response Benefit is available to Canadians as of today.
There will be a lot of people trying to access the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) website over the next few days and the Government of Canada has asked that people be patient and apply based on their birthday:
If you were born in January, February or March: Apply on Mondays (starting 6 April)
If you were born in April, May or June : Apply on Tuesdays (starting 7 April)
If you were born in July, August or September: Apply on Wednesdays (starting 8 April)
If you were born in October, November or December: Apply on Thursdays (starting 9 April)
Anyone can apply, regardless of the month you were born, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (starting on 10 April)
For more information and step-by-step instructions, follow this link to go to a YouTube video created by You Counsel