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COVID-19 update: Summary of federal measures for Canadians

Over the past several weeks, the federal government has announced measures to help employers and employees cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist you in processing this ever-evolving information, this summary provides all the significant federal government announcements up to May 13, 2020. 

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Programs for Canadian businesses

  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
  • Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
  • Temporary Wage Subsidy
  • Work-Sharing Program
  • Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)
  • Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF)
  • Canada Summer Jobs Program
  • Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)
  • Agriculture, agri-food, aquaculture, fisheries
  • Small Businesses and Community support
  • Entrepreneurs, Innovators, pre-revenue firms
  • Indigenous businesses
  • Energy Sector
  • Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations
  • Mortgage deferrals
  • Interest rates

Programs for workers, students, seniors, individuals and families

  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
  • Temporary wage boost for essential workers
  • Employment Insurance change
  • Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
  • Student funding
  • Student loans
  • Seniors
  • Canada Child Benefit
  • GST credit
  • Mortgage deferrals
  • Interest rates

Tax filing, payment deadlines and obligations

  • Tax filing deadlines
  • Changes for GST/HST registrants
  • Other relief measures

We are here to help

We understand that you want to be agile and responsive as the situation unfolds. Having access to experts, insights and accurate information as quickly as possible is critical—but your resources may be stretched at this time.

We’re here to support you as you navigate through the impacts of coronavirus on your business and your investments.