COVID-19 relief update — CEWS supporting Canadian businesses
April 27, 2020
To help employers keep and re-hire workers during the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has launched the CEWS through the CRA on Monday, April 27, 2020.
What is the CEWS?
Canadian employers may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 24 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020 to August,29 2020.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible to receive the wage subsidy, you must:
be an eligible employer, which includes individuals, trusts, taxable corporations, partnerships, registered charities and non-profit organizations (see the full list of eligible employers hereOpens a new window in your browser.);
have experienced an eligible reduction in revenue; and
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