Claims to date - Canada emergency wage subsidy (CEWS)

CEWS summaryFootnote 1Footnote 2 data since launch, as of February 21, 2021Footnote 5

Expanded information about CEWS claims

Detailed data about overall CEWS claims is also available. You may download the data in PDF or CSV format.

Total approved applications

2,699,270

Breakdown by claim period
Approved and proccessed applications by claim period
March 15 to April 11 (Period 1) 263,920
April 12 to May 9 (Period 2) 305,030
May 10 to June 6 (Period 3) 307,630
June 7 to July 4 (Period 4) 280,650
July 5 to August 1 (Period 5) 295,620
August 2 to August 29 (Period 6) 282,550
August 30 to September 26 (Period 7) 253,810
September 27 to October 24 (Period 8) 228,280
October 25 to November 21 (Period 9) 198,430
November 22 to December 19 (Period 10) 161,830
December 20, 2020 to January 16, 2021 (Period 11) 94,610
January 17, 2021 to February 13, 2021 (Period 12) 26,910
All approved applications by value
Under $100K 2,601,610
$100K to $1M 92,780
$1M to $5M 4,420
Over $5M 460

Applications receivedFootnote 3

2,738,380

Unique applicants with approved claims

428,380

Dollar value of subsidies approved

$66.72 billion

Employees whose wages will be supported by CEWSFootnote 4

Employees supported By claim period (definition)
Period 1 3,635,260
Period 2 3,953,020
Period 3 4,276,580
Period 4 4,117,870
Period 5 5,143,310
Period 6 4,876,880
Period 7 4,499,570
Period 8 4,003,820
Period 9 3,419,320
Period 10 2,736,700
Period 11 1,401,010
Period 12 305,150

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