Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
Calculate your subsidy amount
When you apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), you will be asked to enter amounts such as the number of eligible employees and gross payroll. You can determine these amounts and preview your subsidy claim, based on information you enter. The calculator is a tool to help you estimate the amount of your wage subsidy.
To understand the math behind the subsidy calculation, refer to How the subsidy is calculated.
There is no limit on the total subsidy amount that an eligible employer may claim. After you apply for the wage subsidy, your claim will be subject to verification.
You can use the calculator below to determine the subsidy you can expect for your organization. This calculator will help you to determine some specific line amounts (lines A – G) that you will need to enter into the CEWS application form. Use the calculator only for eligible employees. Do not include any amounts for ineligible employees.
Note: You must do a separate calculation and application for each payroll program (RP) account you have with the CRA.
How to use the calculator
- Calculate the basic CEWS using the provided spreadsheet
- Input the amounts from the spreadsheet on this page as indicated
- Enter the refund of employer contributions for any eligible employees on leave with pay
- Enter the amount you calculated for the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers program for this claim period
- Enter any amounts for eligible employees receiving a Work-Sharing benefit through Employment Insurance
- Print and save the information to enter in your future CEWS application
Note: You may be required to provide a full list of your employees and their Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) for verification after you apply. The CRA is not collecting or retaining any of the information you enter on this page or in the spreadsheet. These amounts are only used to help you determine the amount of CEWS you may be eligible to claim.
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