"We know people are anxious", said Trudeau but mentioned that that is why the CERB will provide $2,000 every month for the next four months.
This new benefit replaces the Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit, announced last week, to streamline the process.
"We need to be really thoughtful about what we do there", Freeland said, citing the specific example of long-haul truck drivers who are ferrying critical goods and supplies between the two countries.
An online portal application will be established as quickly as possible and people should start receiving benefits 10 days after applying.
The benefit will aid those who's jobs have been affected by COVID-19.
Trudeau, who wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, tested positive for coronavirus a few days ago, prompting the Premier to self- quarantine, has issued a massive stimulus package to cushion the Canadian economy from shocks.
A $300 top up for each child under the Canada Child Benefit and an increase in GST rebates can't go out until May, he said.
He also said that one of the goals of the new benefit is to ensure that it's dependable.
Details are coming later from the heritage minister, Trudeau added.
"If you're already following these rules, thank you for doing your part".
The state of print and digital news media made headlines this week when SaltWire Network said it was laying off almost 40 per cent of its employees - about 240 people - and suspending all weekly newspapers in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador for 12 weeks.
Oil companies asked Ottawa to free up cash and credit to survive, and banks could be hit harder than during the 2008 financial crisis.
Singh outlined eight measures that should be taken by the government to get Canadians through the pandemic.
Several provinces have also stepped up to help their residents make up for lost wages.
The federal government is planning to provide financial support to media organizations to keep journalists working and reporting on the COVID-19 crisis.
As the Star's Susan Delacourt points out, "bounding out of his home" after a two-week sequestration "would not exactly fit with the message of self-discipline that Trudeau has been ratcheting up this week in his daily press conferences".
While the federal Quarantine Act gives Hajdu sweeping powers to control the spread of a viral contagion, including steep fines, arrest and even jail time, it wasn't clear Wednesday precisely how the government meant to enforce the new restrictions.