Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program

From: National Defence

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

1-800-567-9908 / 613-995-8700
Canadian Forces Liaison Council
National Defence Headquarters
101 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2


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