Claims to date - Canada emergency wage subsidy (CEWS)

CEWS summaryFootnote 1Footnote 2 data since launch, as of October 18, 2020

Expanded information about CEWS claims

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

Total approved applications

1,372,950

Breakdown by claim period
Approved and proccessed applications by claim period
March 15 to April 11 (Period 1) 231,250
April 12 to May 9 (Period 2) 261,130
May 10 to June 6 (Period 3) 253,650
June 7 to July 4 (Period 4) 216,800
July 5 to August 1 (Period 5) 181,950
August 2 to August 29 (Period 6) 153,850
August 30 to September 26 (Period 7) 74,320
All approved applications by value
Under $100K 1,305,030
$100K to $1M 64,460
$1M to $5M 3,120
Over $5M 340

Applications receivedFootnote 3

1,384,400

Unique applicants with approved claims

335,990

Dollar value of subsidies paid

$43.96 billion

Employees whose wages will be supported by CEWSFootnote 4

Employees supported By claim period (definition)
Period 1 3,354,060
Period 2 3,536,680
Period 3 3,782,740
Period 4 3,481,100
Period 5 3,230,150
Period 6 2,795,840
Period 7 1,125,330

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