Claims to date - Canada emergency wage subsidy (CEWS)

CEWS summaryFootnote 1Footnote 2 data since launch, as of January 17, 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

2,177,100

Breakdown by claim period
Approved and proccessed applications by claim period
March 15 to April 11 (Period 1) 248,510
April 12 to May 9 (Period 2) 283,910
May 10 to June 6 (Period 3) 282,800
June 7 to July 4 (Period 4) 253,530
July 5 to August 1 (Period 5) 251,800
August 2 to August 29 (Period 6) 240,480
August 30 to September 26 (Period 7) 213,180
September 27 to October 24 (Period 8) 183,370
October 25 to November 21 (Period 9) 143,320
November 22 to December 19 (Period 10) 76,210
All approved applications by value
Under $100K 2,089,430
$100K to $1M 83,150
$1M to $5M 4,090
Over $5M 440

Applications receivedFootnote 3

2,207,520

Unique applicants with approved claims

386,080

Dollar value of subsidies approved

$59.20 billion

Employees whose wages will be supported by CEWSFootnote 4

Employees supported By claim period (definition)
Period 1 3,517,630
Period 2 3,774,680
Period 3 4,086,230
Period 4 3,884,720
Period 5 4,446,060
Period 6 4,302,520
Period 7 3,946,910
Period 8 3,399,780
Period 9 2,573,230
Period 10 1,044,290

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