For quick reference and a general guide, please see the following links:
- Applying for government COVID-19 Support Programs: free video presentation.
- Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy: CEWS website
Government raised the maximum wage subsidy rate to 75% for the period beginning Sunday, December 20, 2020, until March 13, 2021. This support will be there for workers and businesses through the tough months ahead as we face the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The wage subsidy is now more flexible and targeted, allowing employers to access the maximum subsidy rate based on a single month’s revenue decline instead of having to demonstrate three months’ decline, giving employers support that better reflects their current or evolving needs.