COVID-19 Update: Federal Government Redefines Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) Program

On July 17, 2020, the Government of Canada released details, as well as draft legislation, in respect of a redesigned CEWS program effective from July 5, 2020. The draft legislative proposals can be found here, and the corresponding backgrounder and news release can be found here and here.

Our colleagues discuss the redesigned program in our McCarthy Tétrault Tax Perspectives blog here.

We are continuing to monitor these and other changes to the CEWS Program. Watch our COVID-19 Recovery Hub and our McCarthy Tétrault Employer Advisor Blog for further updates. In the interim, if you are an employer and have any questions about the CEWS Program or other COVID-19 workplace matter, please contact any member of our National Labour & Employment Group.



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