The Canadian Government opened up the Canada Emergency wage Subsidy (CEWS) application process today, April 27. 2020.
Go to the link https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html to:
1. Establish your businesses eligibility.
2. Important link www.canada.ca for all covid-19 assistance.
3. There is an online calculator to assist in determining the CEWS. https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy/cews-who-eligible-employer.html .
4.CRA has partnered with Canadian financial institutions so ensure you have the ability for direct deposit.
5.The subsidies should start to be received by May 7, 2020.
The Federal Government is currently working with the Provinces to develop "shared guidelines" for re-opening safely. Each province is different. Some have begun re-opening. Some are announcing re-opening plans. The Federal Government wants clear and coordinated guidelines from coast to coast to coast. Details will follow in the near future.