Canada: Reminder of application deadlines for wage, rent-subsidy programs (COVID-19)

Canada: Reminder of application deadlines

Taxpayers are reminded of the deadlines to file applications for two programs that offer relief to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


The subject programs are the Canada emergency rent subsidy (CERS) and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The next deadline is 22 April 2021 for CEWS program (and this is the first application deadline for the CERS program).

Under these programs, taxpayers must submit, amend or increase their claim for a qualifying period no later than 180 days after the end of the period for both the CERS and CEWS programs. The upcoming deadlines are as follows:

CEWS period CERS period Four-week qualifying period Deadline
8 1 27 September to 24 October 2020 22 April 2021
9 2 25 October to 21 November 2020 20 May 2021
10 3 22 November to 19 December 2020 17 June 2021
11 4 20 December 2020 to 16 January 2021 15 July 2021
12 5 17 January to 13 February 2021 12 August 2021
13 6 14 February to 13 March 2021 9 September 2021
14 7 14 March to 10 April 2021 7 October 2021
15 8 11 April to 8 May 2021 4 November 2021
16 9 9 May to 5 June 2021 2 December 2021

Read an April 2021 report [PDF 269 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Canada

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