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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

If you missed the deadline for a claim period, you may now ask us to review your late request to apply for the subsidy (or increase your previously- claimed subsidy amount) under certain circumstances. You have a limited time to send a late request, and you must contact us first to see if you qualify.

What to do if you missed a claim period deadline

On April 19, 2021, the Government announced their proposed budget which includes extending the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy.

Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses, starting on September 27, 2020, until June 2021.

This subsidy will provide payments directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords.

If you are eligible for the base subsidy, you may also be eligible for lockdown support if your business location is significantly affected by a public health order for a week or more.

Next deadline

May 20, 2021: Last day to apply for claim period 2

Next period opens

June 6, 2021: First day you can apply for claim period 9

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