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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Periods you can apply for

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.

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. There is a deadline to apply or increase your claim for each period.

Select a claim period to view it in a calendar.

Current claim period

Period 11: July 4 to July 31, 2021

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

The last day you can apply is Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Calendar view: claim period 11

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

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

Next claim period

Period 12: August 1 to August 28, 2021

The period is not yet open for application.

The earliest you can apply is Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Calendar view: claim period 12

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

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

All claim periods from September 27, 2020, to September 25, 2021

Select a claim period

  • Open for application
    • Period 5: January 17 to February 13, 2021
    • Period 6: February 14 to March 13, 2021
    • Period 7: March 14 to April 10, 2021
    • Period 8: April 11 to May 8, 2021
    • Period 9: May 9 to June 5, 2021
    • Period 10: June 6 to July 3, 2021
    • Period 11: July 4 to July 31, 2021
  • Upcoming
    • Period 12: August 1 to August 28, 2021
    • Period 13: August 29 to September 25, 2021
  • No longer available
    • 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

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