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COVID-19 wage and hiring support for businesses

Contact us about a wage subsidy

Online:
  • Apply for a wage subsidy (under Payroll)
  • Update your business information, including your address and banking information
  • Change a claim you submitted
By phone:

Call the CRA's business enquiries line for subsidy and account-specific information such as:

  • eligibility and calculation
  • how to apply
  • My Business Account access
  • payment requirements, or
  • GST and corporate income tax filing information

Before you call:

To verify your identity, you'll need your:

  • business number (BN)
  • business name
  • personal and business account open or an assessed return, reassessment, or other tax document
  • business mailing address
Telephone number:
Teletypewriter (TTY):
Hours:
CRA’s Business Enquiries line hours
Day Hours
Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm (local time)
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm (local time)
Sunday Closed
Closed on public holidays
To make an arrangement to pay a subsidy balance owing, call the CRA’s COVID-19 business subsidy payment arrangement line.
Before you call:

To verify your identity, you'll need your:

  • business number (BN)
  • business name
  • personal and business account open or an assessed return, reassessment, or other tax document
  • business mailing address
Telephone number:
Teletypewriter (TTY):
If calling from outside Canada or the United States:
Hours:
CRA’s COVID-19 business subsidy payment arrangement line hours
Day Hours
Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm (ET)
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Closed on public holidays

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