Government Boosts Wage Subsidy

March 29, 2020 7:18 PM | Anonymous

Government boosts wage subsidy to 75% for small, medium businesses to avoid layoffs during COVID-19 crisis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces enhanced measures to keep employees on the payroll.

  • Increasing Canada’s Wage subsidy to 75% to help keep employees on payroll – these subsidies will be backdated to March 15th 2020
  • Adding an additional $12.5-billion through Export Development Canada (EDC) and Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to help small and medium-sized businesses with their operational capital requirements 
  • Establishing the Canada Emergency Business Account which will support small business loans for eligible businesses for up to $40K, $10K of which may be forgivable dependant on certain qualifications
  • Deferrals on GST and HST payments as well as duty taxes owned on imports until June
  • The government also announced it will eliminate the collection on taxes on the incoming Canada Emergency Response Benefit when recipients recover their incomes. $2,000k per month will be provided to those who do not receive wages due to the pandemic


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