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COVID-19 Information

Do you have CRB enquiries? Call 1-833-966-2099

Not sure what supports you may be eligible for? Search for programs using this interactive tool.

Alberta Jobs Now Program - This program closed June 30, 2022
CanExport Grant - this grant requires $100,000 to $100 million in revenue for your business. Normally they are providing funds to expand into the global market but with the pandemic they are providing grants to help with e-commerce. See the details here.

Wage Subsidy Programs:

Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP)

  • This program will run from June 6, 2021 to May 7, 2022

  • The base period of wages for this program is Period 14 (March 14 to April 10, 2021)

  • This program encourages employers to hire more staff or increase wages with a subsidy to be paid in periods of required revenue drops

  • The higher of the CEWS or CRHP will be paid each period up to October 23, 2021 so you must calculate both to make the determination of which one to claim


Additional supports announced on October 21, 2021:

  • Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program

  • Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program

  • Both programs started October 24, 2021 and will expire May 7, 2022

  • The intention is to provide targeted assistance to businesses who need it most due to COVID-19

All subsidies are taxable in the period they relate to, not when received.

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

  • The initial loan was up to $40,000 

  • It is interest-free until December 31, 2023 (this deadline was extended by one year by the federal government on January 12, 2022) and eligible for up to $10,000 (25%) complete forgiveness if 75% of the loan is repaid fully on or before this date

  • If it is not repaid by this date, it can be extended for a 3-year term with a 5% interest rate

  • In December 2020, applications started for an additional loan of up to $20,000 with half of it forgivable for businesses affected by COVID-19

  • If you already received the $40,000 amount, it was an additional $20,000 added to the loan - if you did not apply previously, the loan was $60,000

Benefits for Individuals

  • The CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) expired September 26, 2020

  • The CESB (Canada Emergency Student Benefit) expired September 30, 2020

  • The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) expired October 23, 2021

  • If you need to pay back some or all of your CERB benefits, check this link

  • If you need to pay back some of your CRB benefits, see this link.

  • The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit expired May 7, 2022

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) and

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

  • These programs expired May 7, 2022

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