You should understand the definitions and gather all the necessary information before you calculate
You can now proceed to calculate the amounts you will need for your claim.
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spreadsheet. These amounts are only used to help you determine the amount of CEWS you may be eligible to
claim. You may be required to provide a full list of your employees and their Social Insurance Numbers (SIN)
for verification after you apply.
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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) amount to claim
Print and keep this record using the print preview button below. You will need line amounts A to H when you complete your online application for CEWS.
Line A: Number of eligible employees:
Line A: Number of eligible active employees:
Line AA: Number of eligible employees on leave with pay:
Line B: Total eligible remuneration paid:
Revenue drop and subsidy rate
Line c1: Revenue drop for the current period:
Line c2: Average revenue drop for the previous three months:
Line c3: Subsidy rate used for active employees in the calculation of Line C:
Line C: Basic CEWS (including top-up, if applicable):
Line D: Employer’s EI and QPIP premiums payable on salary paid to employees on leave with pay (for
the claim period):
Line E: Employer’s CPP and QPP contributions payable on salary paid to employees on leave with pay (for the claim period):
Line F: 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers reduction (for the claim
Line G: Amounts received by eligible employees under ESDC’s Work-Sharing benefit program (for
the claim period):
Line H: The total amount you will claim for the CEWS for this period is: This amount is subject to verification.
Summary of CEWS calculation
Basic CEWS (Line C)
(add) EI and QPIP share (Line D)
(add) CPP and QPP share (Line E)
(less) 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers claim (Line
(less) Work-Sharing benefit program received (Line G)
Your CEWS claim, subject to verification, is (Line H)
You are now ready to print these amounts so you can enter them into your wage subsidy application. The data is not saved on this page. If you leave this page without printing you will need to enter your information again.
10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers reduction
Line F –10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers reduction
For claim periods 5 and later, the amount for this line will be 0.
For periods 1 to 4, you will need to calculate the amount of your 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy (a separate
program) that applies to this CEWS claim period before you enter it at Line F.
Generally, the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers is equal to:
10% of the remuneration you paid from March 18 to June 19, 2020, up to $1,375 for
each eligible employee
The total maximum of the temporary subsidy is $25,000 per employer.
CEWS and the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers are intended to provide total support of up to 75%, not
75% + 10%. If you are eligible for both wage subsidies for a claim period, any amount you calculate under the
10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers in the period will reduce the amount available for you to claim under
the CEWS in that same period.
You may choose to have the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy be less than 10% of the remuneration you paid so that
you can receive a higher amount of Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. If you enter 0 as your amount for the 10%
Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers in your CEWS application, the CEWS will be determined as if you are
electing 0% as the prescribed percentage for 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers, and are requesting the
maximum amount of CEWS instead.