Claims to date - Canada emergency wage subsidy (CEWS)

CEWS summaryFootnote 1Footnote 2 data since launch, as of December 19, 2021Footnote 5

Expanded information about CEWS claims

Detailed data about overall CEWS claims is also available. You may download the data in PDF or CSV format.

Total approved applications

4,888,140

Breakdown by claim period
Approved and proccessed applications by claim period
March 15, 2020 to
April 11, 2020
(Period 1)
264,870
April 12, 2020 to
May 9, 2020
(Period 2)
306,340
May 10, 2020 to
June 6, 2020
(Period 3)
309,320
June 7, 2020 to
July 4, 2020
(Period 4)
282,570
July 5, 2020 to
August 1, 2020
(Period 5)
298,150
August 2, 2020 to
August 29, 2020
(Period 6)
297,560
August 30, 2020 to
September 26, 2020
(Period 7)
285,730
September 27, 2020 to
October 24, 2020
(Period 8)
275,570
October 25, 2020 to
November 21, 2020
(Period 9)
266,640
November 22, 2020 to
December 19, 2020
(Period 10)
257,090
December 20, 2020 to
January 16, 2021
(Period 11)
241,970
January 17, 2021 to
February 13, 2021
(Period 12)
243,240
February 14, 2021 to
March 13, 2021
(Period 13)
241,140
March 14, 2021 to
April 10, 2021
(Period 14)
227,980
April 11, 2021 to
May 8, 2021
(Period 15)
217,600
May 9, 2021 to
June 5, 2021
(Period 16)
222,960
June 6, 2021 to
July 3, 2021
(Period 17)
192,190
July 4, 2021 to
July 31, 2021
(Period 18)
155,790
August 1, 2021 to
August 28, 2021
(Period 19)
129,560
August 29, 2021 to
September 25, 2021
(Period 20)
103,990
September 26, 2021 to
October 23, 2021
(Period 21)
67,870
All approved applications by value
Under $100K 4,749,280
$100K to $1M 132,230
$1M to $5M 6,030
Over $5M 600

Applications receivedFootnote 3

4,920,870

Unique applicants with approved claims

458,000

Dollar value of subsidies approved

$99.13 billion

Employees whose wages will be supported by CEWSFootnote 4

Employees supported By claim period (definition)
(Period 1) 3,651,360
(Period 2) 3,980,470
(Period 3) 4,312,650
(Period 4) 4,159,430
(Period 5) 5,248,350
(Period 6) 5,334,300
(Period 7) 5,231,010
(Period 8) 4,988,320
(Period 9) 4,789,610
(Period 10) 4,700,460
(Period 11) 4,276,340
(Period 12) 4,212,340
(Period 13) 4,301,720
(Period 14) 4,078,170
(Period 15) 3,755,210
(Period 16) 3,940,100
(Period 17) 3,343,810
(Period 18) 2,515,110
(Period 19) 2,109,150
(Period 20) 1,738,290
(Period 21) 1,240,300

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