Before you start
In order to apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), you must be an eligible employer that can demonstrate a reduction in revenue in a particular period that meets the qualifying criteria, as per the CEWS legislation. For more details on determining eligibility and to use the CEWS online calculator, please go to the
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) page.
For claims filed by an authorized representative, a completed attestation signed by the person with principal responsibility for the financial activities of the employer must be kept in your books and records. An electronic signature is permitted.
Please ensure that your payroll account information is up to date including direct deposit, so that funds can be deposited directly into your bank account. Direct deposit is faster, more convenient and more secure than payment by cheque.