To protect Canadians’ jobs and support businesses throughout the pandemic, the Government of Canada introduced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The wage subsidy has protected more than 4 million jobs across the country, giving millions of Canadian families certainty about their next paycheque.
Unanimously supported by Parliament, as of December 13, 2020, the wage subsidy has provided more than $54 billion in support to over 368,000 businesses, non-profits, and charities across the Canadian economy. The program provides the rapid, broad based support Canadians continue to need as we fight COVID-19.
As part of the government’s ongoing commitment to transparency, today the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) launched the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Registry. This web page allows Canadians to identify which employers are using the wage subsidy to support jobs.