Support for businesses:
(CEWS): Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Avoiding layoffs, rehiring employees and creating new jobs
We provide staff salaries for qualified employers. CEWS allows for re-employment and avoids layoffs, so the economy can easily recover.
10% Wage Subsidy: The 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy is a quarterly measure that allows eligible employers to reduce the payroll deduction required to submit to the Canada Revenue Agency.
Expand the work program: We have increased the maximum duration of a shared work plan from 38 weeks to 76 weeks for employers affected by COVID-19. This will increase the income of employees with eligible employment insurance who will reduce their consent due to developments beyond the control of their employers.
Creating new jobs: We are creating 116,000 jobs, positions and other educational opportunities to help students find valuable skills in the coming summer and months.
We have also made temporary changes to Canada’s summer work schedule to allow employers to:
1. Receipt of increased wage subsidies, so that private and public sector employers can also receive a maximum of 100% of the minimum hourly wage of the province or territory for each employee.
2. Extend the end date for employment until February 28, 2021.
3. Adapt your projects and career activities.
4. Hire part-time employees.
5. Extension of lay-off periods: We have extended the temporary layoff period to six months in Canada Standard Labor Regulations to give employers more time to remind fired employees. These temporary changes will help protect the jobs of private and federal employees and support employers facing economic hardship as a result of the pandemic.