Order extending a period established by the Wage Earner Protection Program Act (COVID-19)

The Minister of Labour, pursuant to subsections 7(1) and (5) of the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19)Footnote 1, makes the annexed Order Extending a Period Established by the Wage Earner Protection Program Act (COVID-19).

At Gatineau, Quebec, September 11, 2020

Filomena Tassi
Minister of Labour

Extension of up to 6 months

1 For the purposes of subparagraph (a)(i) of the definition eligible wages in subsection 2(1) of the Wage Earner Protection Program Act,

  • (a) if the date of the bankruptcy, or the first day on which there was a receiver in relation to the former employer, falls during the period beginning on March 13, 2020 and ending on September 12, 2020, the reference in that subparagraph to “the six-month period” is to be read as a reference to “the period beginning on September 13, 2019”; and
  • (b) if the date of the bankruptcy, or the first day on which there was a receiver in relation to the former employer, falls during the period beginning on September 13, 2020 and ending on December 30, 2020, the reference in that subparagraph to “the six-month period” is to be read as a reference to “the 12-month period”.

Coming into force

2 This Order is deemed to have come into force on March 13, 2020.

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