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COVID-19 wage and rent subsidies for businesses

Status: All subsidies are closed

The CRA administered COVID-19 wage and rent subsidies to temporarily support wage and rent expenses for certain businesses, charities, and non-profits in Canada between March 15, 2020, and May 7, 2022.

As of November 4, 2022, you can no longer apply for these subsidies.

Manage your past claims

Change your contact information

Update your business address or direct deposit details

Prepare for our review of your claim

How we may ask you to support your claim information

Change or cancel a past claim

How to change or cancel an application you already submitted

Return a payment

How to repay amounts you received

Repayments for publicly traded corporations

How to calculate subsidy amounts you may owe due to dividend payments or executive compensation

Report a subsidy on your tax return

How to report the subsidy you received on your tax and information returns

Past subsidies

Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP)
October 24, 2021, to May 7, 2022
Wage and rent support for the tourism or hospitality sector or, through the Local Lockdown Program, those affected by a qualifying full or partial public health restriction
Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program (HHBRP)
October 24, 2021, to May 7, 2022
Wage and rent support for hard-hit businesses that were deeply affected since the start of the pandemic
Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP)
June 6, 2021, to May 7, 2022
Wage subsidy for increasing wages and new hires
Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)
September 27, 2021, to October 23, 2021
Rent subsidy for eligible businesses, charities, and non-profits
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
March 15, 2020, to October 23, 2021
Wage subsidy for eligible employers
10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for employers
March 18 to June 19, 2020
Wage subsidy for eligible employers of up to 10%
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