PM’s Update 75% Wage Subsidy

  • 75% Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
    • Registration will commence on April 27, 2020 and be first processed on May 4 in bulk.
    • Payments are targeted to begin on May 5.
    • 3,000 auditors have been assigned to manually review certain claims. They will review based on the size of the claims, or the size of employers. For example, 100% of claims made by large employers are expected to be reviewed. Most will be automatically processed. Reviews are intended to be completed in 72 hours.
    • 2,000 agents will be assigned to answer questions on the program.
    • A revised CEWS website and new calculator is available
  • $350 Million committed to an emergency community support fund
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