On May 15th, the Federal Government announced an extension to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) to August 29, 2020. This announcement extends the program by 12 weeks, which was previously set to expire on June 6th. The CEWS provides eligible employers with amounts equal to 75% of employees’ remuneration paid, up to a maximum of $847 per week per employee beginning March 15, 2020. The announcement also included additional eligible business types and proposed legislative amendments to address amalgamations and seasonal workers. Bateman MacKay’s video walkthrough of how to apply for CEWS can be viewed here.
Approved extended eligibility includes:
Proposed legislative amendments would:
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