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Wage and rent subsidies

As a business, charity, or non-profit in Canada that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for one or more subsidies to cover part of your wage and rent expenses.

Answer a few questions to see what you qualify for

Next deadline

  • October 6, 2022: Last day to apply for period 27 (March 13 to April 9, 2022)

Current period

  • Period 28 (April 10 to May 7, 2022) is the most recently opened period

Next period opens

There are no claim periods after period 28

How to get a business subsidy

How and when you can apply for a wage, rent, or hiring subsidy, and what happens after you've applied.

Wage and hiring

Cover part of your employee wages based on your drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic

Rent and property

Cover part of your commercial rent or property expenses based on your drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic

Current and past subsidy programs

Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP)

Support for increasing wages to existing employees and wages paid to new hires as business resumes and the economy recovers

Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP)

Targeted wage and rent support for eligible businesses, charities, and non-profits in the tourism or hospitality sector or those affected by a qualifying public health restriction

Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program (HHBRP)

Targeted wage and rent support for hard-hit eligible businesses, charities, and non-profits outside of tourism or hospitality that have been deeply affected since the start of the pandemic

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Ended

Wage subsidy for eligible employers from March 15, 2020, to October 23, 2021.

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Ended

Rent subsidy for eligible businesses, charities, and non-profits from September 27, 2020, to October 23, 2021.

Local Lockdown Program

A way businesses, charities, and non-profits subject to a qualifying public health restriction may be eligible for wage or rent support through the THRP, even if they are not in tourism or hospitality

10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers (TWS) Ended

Wage subsidy for eligible employers from March 18, 2020, to June 19, 2020

Resources and reports

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