COVID-19: The Government Significantly Extends and Expands the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) to Apply to More Businesses

On July 17th 2020, the Government responded to recent feedback received from public consultation and addressed many of the concerns with the previous iteration of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program (referred to as “CEWS 1.0”) by significantly revising the program (referred to as “CEWS 2.0”) by: Extending the program to December 19th 2020, […]

COVID-19: 75% Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”)

The Government of Canada passed into law on Saturday, April 11th 2020 Bill C-14 the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act No. 2 which provides a 12 week wage subsidy of up to $847 per employee per week: to “eligible entities” in respect of “eligible remuneration” paid to “eligible employees” during a “claim period” (four week periods […]

COVID-19: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – Additional Department of Finance Commentary

The Department of Finance has posted additional information on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy on their web-site. The posting provides some clarification on various elements of the subsidy. Revenue Decline For the purpose of measuring the decline in the business’s revenues, the revenue must: be from a business carried on in Canada, be from arm’s-length […]