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COVID-19 rent and property expense support for businesses

What the changes are

Changes to the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP), the Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program (HHBRP), and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS).

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Change your THRP or HHBRP claim online New: May 3, 2022

You may now change or cancel a THRP or HHBRP claim you submitted by going back to the online application form in My Business Account or Represent a Client.

Change or cancel your claim

Eligibility changes for claim periods 24 to 26 Updated: March 28, 2022

For claim periods 24 to 26 (claims that cover December 19, 2021, to March 12, 2022), access to the subsidies has been expanded to include businesses that were subject to certain capacity-limiting public health restrictions.

For these three claim periods, you may qualify for the THRP if you meet the following two conditions:

CERS replaced by THRP and HHBRP

The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) ended effective October 23, 2021, and was replaced by 2 new programs.

You may no longer apply for the CERS. Updated: April 22, 2022

Starting on October 24, 2021, you may qualify for rent and property expenses support through the:

  • Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP) or the
  • Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program (HHBRP)

If you are subject to a qualifying public health restriction, you may be eligible for support through the THRP even if you are not a qualifying tourism or hospitality entity.

What is a qualifying public health restriction

Many of the THRP and HHBRP rules about who can apply, which rent and property expenses you can include, and how to calculate the subsidy are the same as they were for the CERS.

The THRP and the HHBRP also include a wage subsidy

If you are eligible to apply for both a rent subsidy and a wage subsidy, you must apply for them separately.

Find out how the wage subsidy has changed

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