Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program

The Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program (CERP) will provide financial support to civilian employers, and self-employed reservists, to help offset operational costs their businesses may incur when a reservist employee is deployed away from work on a Chief of the Defence Staff-named – international or domestic – operation. Eligible applicants will receive a lump sum payment, in the form of a grant, following the deployment period of the reservist employee.

Operating costs to employers may include:

  • Training or hiring replacement workers
  • increasing overtime hours for existing employees
  • Business realignment to mitigate staff reduction
  • Reduced revenue

To submit an application, visit the Employment and Social Development Canada funding page.

Contact Us
Canadian Forces Liaison Council
National Defence Headquarters
101 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2


Deploying on Operation LASER or LENTUS? Learn more about the Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: