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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Periods you can apply for

How claim periods work

Each CERS claim period is a specific period of 4 weeks, beginning on a Sunday.

The rent subsidy does not renew automatically. Each period, you must confirm that you're eligible and calculate your amount according to that period's rules before you apply.

Select a claim period to view it in a calendar.

Current claim period

Period 4: December 20, 2020 to January 16, 2021

If you are eligible, this period is open for application.

The last day you can apply is Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Calendar view: claim period 4

Two tables with all the days that apply to the eligibility period

December: part of the December 20, 2020, to January 16, 2021 eligibility period
S M T W T F S
    Tuesday December 1, 2020 Wednesday December 2, 2020 Thursday December 3, 2020 Friday December 4, 2020 Saturday December 5, 2020
Sunday December 6, 2020 Monday December 7, 2020 Tuesday December 8, 2020 Wednesday December 9, 2020 Thursday December 10, 2020 Friday December 11, 2020 Saturday December 12, 2020
Sunday December 13, 2020 Monday December 14, 2020 Tuesday December 15, 2020 Wednesday December 16, 2020 Thursday December 17, 2020 Friday December 18, 2020 Saturday December 19, 2020
Sunday December 20, 2020: part of eligibility period Monday December 21, 2020: part of eligibility period Tuesday December 22, 2020: part of eligibility period Wednesday December 23, 2020: part of eligibility period Thursday December 24, 2020: part of eligibility period Friday December 25, 2020: part of eligibility period Saturday December 26, 2020: part of eligibility period
Sunday December 27, 2020: part of eligibility period Monday December 28, 2020: part of eligibility period Tuesday December 29, 2020: part of eligibility period Wednesday December 30, 2020: part of eligibility period Thursday December 31, 2020: part of eligibility period    
January: part of the December 20, 2020, to January 16, 2021 eligibility period
S M T W T F S
          Friday January 1, 2021: part of eligibility period Saturday January 2, 2021: part of eligibility period
Sunday January 3, 2021: part of eligibility period Monday January 4, 2021: part of eligibility period Tuesday January 5, 2021: part of eligibility period Wednesday January 6, 2021: part of eligibility period Thursday January 7, 2021: part of eligibility period Friday January 8, 2021: part of eligibility period Saturday January 9, 2021: part of eligibility period
Sunday January 10, 2021: part of eligibility period Monday January 11, 2021: part of eligibility period Tuesday January 12, 2021: part of eligibility period Wednesday January 13, 2021: part of eligibility period Thursday January 14, 2021: part of eligibility period Friday January 15, 2021: part of eligibility period Saturday January 16, 2021: part of eligibility period
Sunday January 17, 2021 Monday January 18, 2021 Tuesday January 19, 2021 Wednesday January 20, 2021 Thursday January 21, 2021 Friday January 22, 2021 Saturday January 23, 2021
Sunday January 24, 2021 Monday January 25, 2021 Tuesday January 26, 2021 Wednesday January 27, 2021 Thursday January 28, 2021 Friday January 29, 2021 Saturday January 30, 2021
Sunday January 31, 2021            

Next claim period

Period 5: January 17 to February 13, 2021

The period is not yet open for application.

The earliest you can apply is Sunday, February 14, 2021.

Calendar view: claim period 5

Two tables with all the days that apply to the eligibility period

January: part of the January 17 to February 13, 2021 eligibility period
S M T W T F S
          Friday January 1, 2021 Saturday January 2, 2021
Sunday January 3, 2021 Monday January 4, 2021 Tuesday January 5, 2021 Wednesday January 6, 2021 Thursday January 7, 2021 Friday January 8, 2021 Saturday January 9, 2021
Sunday January 10, 2021 Monday January 11, 2021 Tuesday January 12, 2021 Wednesday January 13, 2021 Thursday January 14, 2021 Friday January 15, 2021 Saturday January 16, 2021
Sunday January 17, 2021: part of eligibility period Monday January 18, 2021: part of eligibility period Tuesday January 19, 2021: part of eligibility period Wednesday January 20, 2021: part of eligibility period Thursday January 21, 2021: part of eligibility period Friday January 22, 2021: part of eligibility period Saturday January 23, 2021: part of eligibility period
Sunday January 24, 2021: part of eligibility period Monday January 25, 2021: part of eligibility period Tuesday January 26, 2021: part of eligibility period Wednesday January 27, 2021: part of eligibility period Thursday January 28, 2021: part of eligibility period Friday January 29, 2021: part of eligibility period Saturday January 30, 2021: part of eligibility period
Sunday January 31, 2021: part of eligibility period            
February: part of the January 17 to February 13, 2021 eligibility period
S M T W T F S
  Monday February 1, 2021: part of eligibility period Tuesday February 2, 2021: part of eligibility period Wednesday February 3, 2021: part of eligibility period Thursday February 4, 2021: part of eligibility period Friday February 5, 2021: part of eligibility period Saturday February 6, 2021: part of eligibility period
Sunday February 7, 2021: part of eligibility period Monday February 8, 2021: part of eligibility period Tuesday February 9, 2021: part of eligibility period Wednesday February 10, 2021: part of eligibility period Thursday February 11, 2021: part of eligibility period Friday February 12, 2021: part of eligibility period Saturday February 13, 2021: part of eligibility period
Sunday February 14, 2021 Monday February 15, 2021 Tuesday February 16, 2021 Wednesday February 17, 2021 Thursday February 18, 2021 Friday February 19, 2021 Saturday February 20, 2021
Sunday February 21, 2021 Monday February 22, 2021 Tuesday February 23, 2021 Wednesday February 24, 2021 Thursday February 25, 2021 Friday February 26, 2021 Saturday February 27, 2021
Sunday February 28, 2021            

All claim periods from September 27, 2020, to March 13, 2021

Select a claim period

  • Open for application
    • Period 1: September 27 to October 24, 2020
    • Period 2: October 25 to November 21, 2020
    • Period 3: November 22 to December 19, 2020
    • Period 4: December 20, 2020, to January 16, 2021
  • Upcoming
    • Period 5: January 17 to February 13, 2021
    • Period 6: February 14 to March 13, 2021

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