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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

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Questions about the wage subsidy

Consult our list of frequently asked questions about CEWS before you call.

Online:
  • Apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
  • Update your business information, including your address and banking information
  • Change a CEWS claim you submitted
By phone:

Wait times

You may experience longer than usual wait times to speak to an agent due to high call volumes.

Call the CEWS line if you are calling for Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) information or to speak with an agent about:

  • CEWS eligibility requirements
  • calculating the CEWS, or
  • how to apply
Telephone number:
Hours:
Dedicated CEWS number hours
Day Hours
Monday to Friday 9 am to 9 pm (local time)
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Closed on public holidays

Call the CRA's business enquiries line for account-specific information such as:

  • My Business Account access,
  • payment requirements, or
  • GST and corporate income tax filing information
Before you call:

To verify your identity, you'll need your:

  • business number (BN)
  • business name
  • personal and business account open or an assessed return, reassessment, or other tax document
  • business mailing address
Telephone number:
Hours:
CRA’s Business Enquiries line hours
Day Hours
Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm (local time)
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Closed on public holidays
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