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The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

July 27, 2020

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, the Government of Canada passed legislation creating the expanded Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). This legislation expanded the 10% wage-related subsidy the government had previously announced.

Simon Archer prepared a memo setting out what the CEWS is and how it works. He also answers questions that unions and employees may have about the CEWS.  The memo has been updated to reflect the extension of the CEWS into the fall and changes to the program. You can read his memo here.

You can also find a plain language blog post on the CEWS here.


Simon Archer

Practice Areas

Employment Law