Government policy with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic is being updated regularly. Royal LePage is maintaining this living document for updates. As changes are introduced, they will be updated here.
The Government of Canada has announced Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, which includes a comprehensive set of economic measures to help combat the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many provinces have also announced additional economic measures and relief programs. This document provides an overview of government relief programs in Canada and is intended for general informational purposes only.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
How much is CEWS?
How to Apply
Refund for Certain Payroll Contributions
Anti-Avoidance Measures and Penalties
Temporary Wage Subsidy For Employers (TWSE)
How it works
Interaction between CEWS (75% Subsidy) and TWSE (10% Subsidy)
Interaction between CEWS and the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) (details below)
EI Work-Sharing Program (WS)
Who can apply for work-sharing?
Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
Key Terms (CEBA)
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)
Business Tax Deadlines
Deferral of Sales Tax Remittance and Customs Duty Payments
Canada Summer Jobs Program
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
FAQ – CERB
How to apply
Employment Insurance (EI):
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador