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Debt Relief Ontario 101 - How COVID-19 Impacts Consumer Debt in 2023

Understanding how COVID-19’s negative effect on an individual’s finances, especially consumer debt is vital in dealing with the pandemic. Undoubtedly, COVID-19 made a substantial impact on Canadian households, and most people are continuously dealing with the effects of this until today.

If you are one of the people directly affected by the pandemic, consider reading this article to determine what you can do to manage it. Do you need help in dealing with swelling consumer debt due to COVID-19? You are not alone! We can help legally and in the easiest way. Click the button below to learn more information.

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How COVID-19 Became The Major Reason for Swelling Consumer Debt in the Last Year

Below are some of the most common effects of the pandemic that impacts consumer debts:


Lower Income

  • In a spur of a moment, a significant number of Canadians either lost their job or got reduced working hours. 
  • The majority of the working force had to deal with unplanned budget cuts and the dissolution of expected income in the coming months. 
  • Some parents had to temporarily give up their jobs and had to stay home and take care of their kids then while on lockdown.

All these caused a domino effect which eventually leads to debt or inability to pay the debt. 



Credit Card Used as Backup

Since people had no income coming in, credit cards were used as a backup to spend/buy essentials. People were more focused on addressing their daily food and essential needs and just thought about debt later. Debt was not a priority, and this led to growing debt overtime. 



Rent/Mortgage Payments

Job loss or reduced working hours have a domino effect, which ultimately affects people’s ability to pay for their housing, the most expensive monthly cost a family will endure.

Trying to keep a roof over one’s head has become one of Canadians’ most significant financial stress during these most trying times. 

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Debt Relief Ontario Options

COVID-19 is still a threat to all Canadians’ health and safety, and the following are government programs and personal debt relief Ontario options that citizens can take advantage of.

COVID-19 Government Programs

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Canadian Government introduced support programs to help those who are most in need and vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19. Below are available programs for Canadians who are struggling financially.

Mortgage Deferrals

Homeowners who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for mortgage payment deferral. This is an agreement between a lender and homeowner to suspend or delay mortgage payment  for a certain period.

To determine whether you are eligible for the mortgage payment deferral, contact your bank or mortgage specialist. 

Payment Arrangement

If you feel that you will not be able to pay your monthly obligation towards your loan or credit card payment, it is best to contact your creditor.

  • Advise your creditor that you are going through tough times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and you will need a payment arrangement.
  • Creditors are well aware of the COVID-19 crisis and could potentially provide you temporary financial relief by giving you a lower interest rate in a certain period.
  • They may also waive any interest charges or late fees incurred as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Lastly, you may also ask for a payment deferral so you can skip a couple of payments to give you breathing room.

Consumer Debt Impact

Government-Approved Debt Relief Program

If you owe more than $10,000 worth of consumer debt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you have an option to take advantage of a debt consolidation program. This program will help consolidate all unsecured debt into a single monthly payment and reduce your debt by up to 75%.

Benefits of this program include:

  • Creditor protection
  • Lower monthly payments
  • Keep your assets
  • Chance to rebuild your credit


We can help you get a debt consolidation program. Our clients are happy and satisfied with our service: 

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To know more what you can benefit from our Ontario Debt Relief Program, simply try our Debt Consolidation Calculator below and one of our debt specialists will get in touch with you and provide you the best debt relief option that fits your situation.

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Talk to us! We will help you get out of debt.

We will help you reduce as much as 75% of your debts and consolidate it into a single affordable monthly payment. Your creditors will stop harassing you and all interest will freeze if you get into our Ontario Government Debt Relief Program.

Many Ontarians are already benefiting from our Debt Relief Program, YOU should too!

Find out how much you can write off portion of your debts by getting your Free Savings Estimate below. A debt specialist from National Debt Relief Services in Ontario will discuss all options and provide you tailor-fitted Debt Relief Program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A Debt Consolidation is a negotiated debt settlement offer made between you and your creditors with the help of a Debt Relief Agency in Ontario. Some key benefits of Debt Consolidation are interest-free program, no upfront fee required, combined monthly payment into one affordable amount, no lawsuits, and many more.

Yes, your assets are safe from creditors. A licensed debt relief agency in Ontario will help you come up with an offer to your creditors that will make sure your assets will be out of the paper.

No, in fact, this is one of the great advantages of a Debt Consolidation Program. All wage garnishment will stop from the day you filed the proposal.

The effect on your credit score is not going to be severe. Your credit score will most probably go to R7 Rating and will remain in your credit report for another 3 years after you completed the program. This means that it will not be permanent and you will still be able to rebuild your credit score.


This varies depending on the proposal you will be discussing with the help of a certified debt relief agency. It is also worth noting that debt consolidation cannot exceed more than 5 years.

If a debt is shared, you need to file a joint debt consolidation offer to your creditors. However, in most cases, in which the debts are individually incurred will have no impact on your spouse.

After three missed payments, your debt arrangement with creditors will be broken and you will end up getting chased again for the original debt amount plus interest.

A debt consolidation offer can be paid off earlier if you can. In this way, you receive your “Certificate of Completion” sooner and you can immediately start rebuilding your credit score. 

National Debt Relief Services Ontariois a certified Canadian Debt Relief Agency that offers FREE CONSULTATION to your debt consolidation needs. We value the trust given to us by our clients by making sure your personal information is confidential and private. Our personalized plans are designed to tailor fit your financial capacity. Our specialists will get in touch with you by simply answering a few questions thru the link provided below.

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