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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

A proposal has been made to continue the CERS until October 2021, including possible changes to the rates as of claim period 13. Read the July 30 announcement and check back soon for details.

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 September 25, 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

August 12, 2021: Last day to apply for claim period 5

Next period opens

September 1, 2021: First day you can apply for claim period 12

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