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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Periods you can apply for

A proposal has been made to continue the CEWS until October 2021, including possible changes to the rates as of claim period 20. Read the July 30 announcement and check back soon for details.

How claim periods work

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

The wage 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.

Current claim period

Period 18: July 4 to July 31, 2021

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

Deadline to apply: Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Calendar view: claim period 18

A table with all the days that apply to the claim period

July: part of the July 4 to July 31, 2021, claim 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
In detail: claim period 18

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Many of the calculations are automatically determined for you when you use the calculator.

Full description of how this claim period is calculated:

Next claim period

Period 19: 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 19

A table with all the days that apply to the claim period

August: part of the August 1 to August 28, 2021, claim period
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        
In detail: claim period 19

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Many of the calculations are automatically determined for you when you use the calculator.

Full description of how this claim period is calculated:

All claim periods from March 15, 2020, to September 25, 2021

Select a claim period

  • Open for application
    • Period 12: January 17 to February 13, 2021
    • Period 13: February 14 to March 13, 2021
    • Period 14: March 14 to April 10, 2021
    • Period 15: April 11 to May 8, 2021
    • Period 16: May 9 to June 5, 2021
    • Period 17: June 6 to July 3, 2021
    • Period 18: July 4 to July 31, 2021
  • Upcoming
    • Period 19: August 1 to August 28, 2021
    • Period 20: August 29 to September 25, 2021
  • No longer available
    • Period 1: March 15 to April 11, 2020
    • Period 2: April 12 to May 9, 2020
    • Period 3: May 10 to June 6, 2020
    • Period 4: June 7 to July 4, 2020
    • Period 5: July 5 to August 1, 2020
    • Period 6: August 2 to August 29, 2020
    • Period 7: August 30 to September 26, 2020
    • Period 8: September 27 to October 24, 2020
    • Period 9: October 25 to November 21, 2020
    • Period 10: November 22 to December 19, 2020
    • Period 11: December 20, 2020, to January 16, 2021

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