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Government of Canada Extends COVID Relief Programs

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The federal government announced the extension of COVID-19 support measures for Canadians and Canadian businesses in recognition continued need for support. These extensions include:

  • Extending the eligibility period for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support until October 23, 2021 and increasing the rate of support employers and organizations can receive during the period between August 29 and September 25, 2021.
  • Extending the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB), and the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) until October 23, 2021.

Further information is available in the background document