As a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to June 6, 2020 – to encourage employers to rehire workers previously laid off.
Most employers, except for certain tax-exempt entities and certain defined public institutions (and partnerships in which such an entity is a direct or indirect member), are eligible for the CEWS if their revenues have declined 15% in March, 30% in April and May 2020, as compared to a prior reference period.
How to Apply: by clicking on the CRA’s My Business Account Portal. You will be able to apply for CEWS through the portal, even if you don’t already have a CRA My Business Account by using your online banking login credentials for your online banking provider.
Beginning April 27, applications will be open for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.