Covid virus Canada

The Government of Canada extends COVID-19 benefits

and business support

The federal government has announced that it will extend the following programs through to October 23, 2021.

  • Extending the eligibility period for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support (CERS) until October 23, 2021, and increasing the rate of support employers and organizations can receive during the period between August 29 and September 25, 2021.
  • Extending the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB), and the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) until October 23, 2021.
  • Increasing the maximum number of weeks available for the CRB, by an additional 4 weeks, to a total of 54 weeks, at a rate of $300 per week, and ensuring it is available to those who have exhausted their employment insurance (EI) benefits.

To read the Government of Canada’s full press release on the extension of the COVID-19 benefits and business support programs for assisting a stronger economic recovery please click here.

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