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February 5, 2021
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)- Ended September 26,2020
Even though the CERB has ended, you can apply for a period retroactively. The CRA is continuing to accept and process retroactive applications for period 7 (August 30 to September 26, 2020) through the CRA’s My Account or automated toll-free phone line.
Transition from CERB to Employment Insurance (EI)
The Government of Canada announced changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program and New Recovery Benefits that will better support Canadians.
If you were receiving CERB, you may be eligible for one of the new recovery benefits retroactive to September 27, 2020 and available until September 25, 2021.
Learn more about the transition from CERB to Recovery Benefits
Learn more about COVID-19 support for Individuals and Families.
Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses, starting on September 27, 2020, until June 2021.
This subsidy will provide payments directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords.
To be eligible for this program, businesses must:
Must have had a CRA business number on September 27, 2020, or had a payroll account on March 15, 2020, or another person or partnership made payroll remittances on your behalf or purchased the business assets of another person or partnership who meets condition 2 above, and have made an election under the special asset acquisition rules
Learn more or apply for the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy/cers-how-apply.html
Local businesses and non-profits continue to be seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Community Futures Wild Rose will be offering additional $40,000 small business loans as part of the Government of Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund. The RRRF loan zero-interest until January 2023 and intended to help rural small and medium-sized businesses cover ongoing costs and help them resume normal business operations after COVID-19.
Learn more about the Government of Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund here:
If you are a Canadian employer who has seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of your employee wages, retroactive to March 15. This subsidy will enable you to re-hire workers, help prevent further job losses, and ease you back into normal operations.
To see if you are eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, please visit: http://ow.ly/UP7d50CH9FL
To learn more about the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy or make your application online, visit: http://ow.ly/kNB450CH9FM
The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta organizations (businesses, cooperatives, and non-profits) that were ordered to close or curtail operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 30%, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This program has been revised to include unregistered sole proprietors and new businesses that opened between March 1 – October 31, 2020.
Learn More: https://www.alberta.ca/sme-relaunch-grant.aspx
One-time funding to help rodeos, sports, arts, and other venue-based organizations offset financial losses through a one-time grant of up to 25 percent of eligible expenses based on 2018 and 2019 financials. Apply by midnight on February 18. Learn More: https://www.alberta.ca/stabilize-program.aspx
Provides financial support up to $1 million to businesses that have been hardest hit by the pandemic, including those in the tourism and hospitality industry and those relying on in-person service. Learn more about this program from your financial institute.