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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

As an employer in Canada who was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic between March 15, 2020, and October 23, 2021, you may have been eligible for the CEWS.

The last CEWS claim period was period 21 (September 26 to October 23, 2021). The deadline to apply for claim period 21 was April 21, 2022.

Current COVID-19 wage subsidies for businesses

Beginning October 24, 2021, the CEWS and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) were replaced with two new programs, each offering wage and rent support:

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

There are no claim periods for the wage and rent subsidies after May 7, 2022. However, you can still apply for open claim periods of the THRP, HHBRP, and Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP) until their deadlines have passed:

Find out how to apply for current wage and rent subsidies

Wage and hiring

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

COVID-19 wage and hiring support for businesses

Calculate your wage or hiring subsidy

Rent and property

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

COVID-19 rent and property support for businesses

Calculate your rent subsidy

CEWS reports and outcomes

Technical and historical information

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