Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP) Rates and Reference Periods

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April 20, 2021
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The 2021 Federal Budget proposes the new CRHP to the incremental remuneration paid to eligible employees between June 6, 2021 and November 20, 2021.

Employers eligible for CEWS would generally be eligible for CRHP. However, a for-profit corporation would be eligible for the hiring subsidy only if it is a Canadian-controlled private corporation (CCPC). Eligible employers (or their payroll service provider) must have had a CRA payroll account open March 15, 2020.

CRHP Rates, Periods 17* to 22

Period
17
Period
18
Period
19
Period
20
Period
21
Period
22
Date RangeJun. 6 –
Jul. 3
Jul. 4 –
Jul. 31
Aug. 1 –
Aug. 28
Aug. 29 –
Sep. 25
Sep. 26 –
Oct. 23
Oct. 24 –
Nov. 20
Hiring Subsidy Rate50%50%50%40%30%20%
*Period 17 of the CEWS would be the first period of the Canada Recovery Hiring Program.

Reference Periods

To qualify, the eligible employer would have to have experienced a decline in revenues. For the qualifying periods between June 6, 2021 and July 3, 2021, the decline would have to be greater than 0%. For later periods, the decline must be greater than 10%.

The reference periods for determining the revenue decline are as follows:

Period 17*
Jun. 6 –
Jul. 3
Period 18
Jul. 4 –
Jul. 31
Period 19
Aug. 1 –
Aug. 28
Period 20
Aug. 29 –
Sep. 25
Period
21
Sep. 26 –
Oct. 23
Period
22
Oct. 24 –
Nov. 20
General ApproachJun. 2021
over Jun.
2019 or May
2021 over
May 2019
Jul. 2021
over Jul.
2019 or Jun.
2021 over
Jun. 2019
Aug. 2021
over Aug.
2019 or Jul.
2021 over
Jul. 2019
Sep. 2021
over Sep.
2019 or Aug.
2021 over
Aug. 2019
Oct. 2021
over Oct.
2019 or
Sep. 2021
over Sep.
2019
Nov. 2021
over Nov.
2019 or
Oct. 2021
over Oct.
2019
Alternative ApproachJun. 2021
or May 2021
over
average of
Jan. and
Feb. 2020
Jul. 2021
or Jun. 2021
over
average
of Jan. and
Feb. 2020
Aug. 2021
or Jul. 2021
over
average of
Jan. and
Feb. 2020
Sep. 2021
or Aug. 2021
over
average of
Jan. and
Feb. 2020
Oct. 2021
or Sep.
2021 over
average of
Jan. and
Feb. 2020
Nov. 2021
or Oct.
2021 over
average of
Jan. and
Feb. 2020
*Period 17 of the CEWS would be the first period of the Canada Recovery Hiring Program.

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