Funding: Grants in support of Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program

Grants and Contributions projects affected by COVID-19

Please contact your funding representative if your project is affected by COVID-19.

Employers of Reservists and self-employed Reservists may be eligible for funding under the Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program (CERP). The purpose of the CERP is to:

  • Provide financial support to civilian employers of Reservists and/or self-employed Reservists, to offset operational costs they incur when: Reservist employees deploy on full-time operational activity (Chief of Defence Staff directed operation), or participate in military skills training for a minimum of 30 days, as confirmed by the Canadian Armed Forces.
  • Enable Reservists to be more fully integrated alongside the Canadian Armed Forces Regular Force.
  • Enable a better understanding of the role of Reservists in the military, their places of employment and in their communities.

Service Canada (SC) is administering this program on behalf of the Department of National Defence (DND).

Application information

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) accepts applications for the Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program on an ongoing basis.

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