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COVID-19 wage and hiring support for businesses

As an employer in Canada who has seen a drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of the wages you paid employees. This subsidy helps you to re-hire workers, prevent further job losses, and ease your business back into normal operations.

For each applicable claim period, eligible employers can claim one of the following, whichever gives the highest amount:

  • Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP) – Wage
    Effective: October 24, 2021, to May 7, 2022
  • Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program (HHBRP) – Wage
    Effective: October 24, 2021, to May 7, 2022
  • Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP)
    Effective: June 6, 2021, to May 7, 2022

Next deadline

  • August 11, 2022: Last day to apply for period 25 (January 16 to February 12, 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

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