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I was laid off in 2019 after I completed my contract as a humanitarian with a US based NGO (I earned well over the $5000 in 2019). I was with the NGO for 4 years and during this time I worked remotely from home in Ontario but was frequently deployed to various countries for 4-10 week deployments. My position was transferred to the Canadian headquarters and I was no longer eligible for my position because I could not speak French. I am a Canadian citizen and during the 4 years in my previous job I paid Canadian taxes but I did not contribute to Employment Insurance.

I have been trying to find employment in my field as a humanitarian, but it has been difficult due to restrictive air travel and other factors related to covid-19. In addition, I was in the second round of an interview process for an Ontario based NGO (but works all over the world) when governments issued travels restrictions and other pandemic related restrictions. As a result, the recruitment for this position was put on hold and it is unknown when it will continue. Based on the above information can you kindly let me know if I am eligible for the CERB benefit? Thanks in advance for your advice.

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