Over the few weeks, no doubt you have been inundated and overwhelmed with the announcement of support programs by both the federal and provincial governments.

Our work at RSW, especially during difficult times, is to keep you informed of all of the important measures that will likely affect you, your business, employees and how you will manage it all in the coming weeks.

THE CANADA EMERGENCY COMMERCIAL RENT ASSISTANCE (CECRA) PROGRAM

THE CANADA EMERGENCY COMMERCIAL RENT ASSISTANCE (CECRA) PROGRAM

The federal government announced new rent relief measures, the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program. It will be rolled out and be operational by May 15, 2020. The Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC) is the federal organization that has...

THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFITS (CERB)

THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFITS (CERB)

On August 20, 2020, the New Minister of Finance, the Honorable Chrystia Freeland in cooperation with the Minister of Employment Carla Qualtrough, announced some changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program and new income support benefits that will better support...

CANADA EMERGENCY BUSINESS ACCOUNT (CEBA)

CANADA EMERGENCY BUSINESS ACCOUNT (CEBA)

Update May 21, 2020 In addition to what has been announced for the Canada Emergency Business Account, (CEBA), the government of Canada has recently announced an expansion to the current eligibility criteria to the program to help small businesses protect the jobs that...

CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY (CEWS)

CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY (CEWS)

Last week we wrote to you about the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy that was announced on March 27, to help businesses retain and hopefully rehire some of the laid-off workers due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The point of this wage subsidy is not...