COVID-19 News

Changes to COVID-19 Support Measures

On October 21, 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland announced major changes to the pandemic subsidies that are delivered via the income tax system.


Government Initiatives for Families and Individuals
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This release focuses on the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (“CERS”) and has been updated to September 9, 2021 with historical information on its predecessor, the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA”) program.
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The Income Tax Act was recently amended to create the Canada Recovery Hiring Program (“CRHP”) and to extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) program.
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Government Initiatives for Businesses – Credit Availability Program
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Government Initiatives for Individuals – Work from Home Expenses
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Government Initiatives for Businesses – Tax Deferrals and Related Measures
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