FAQ: The Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy

By Alessandro Perri

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Due to COVID-19, many businesses are struggling to keep their workforce employed. The Canadian and Ontario Governments have been providing support to businesses to ensure the Canadian workforce remains active. We have developed a quick reference guide with all these initiatives.

To provide our clients and business partners with additional details about these programs, we are starting an article series that will expand on these programs. In the first article of this series, we reviewed the changes to the Federal Work Sharing Program.

In this article, we explore the new Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”).


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Michael Henry, Managing Partner at 416.860.8021 or MHenry@houserhenry.com


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Since 1934, Houser Henry & Syron LLP has provided legal services to Canadian and foreign private businesses, helping them deal with complex legal challenges to grow and to manage risk successfully. We help our clients with mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, reorganizations, shareholders disputes and agreements, commercial agreements, employment issues and financing. We also pride ourselves in practising in Plain English.