Retroactive claims for three important pandemic wage supports will end in October and November, for Periods 27 and 28. The programs were first introduced on October 24, 2021 with an end date of May 7, 2022; however retroactive claims were still allowed. Specifics appear below:
Business owners who have not yet made claims for the CRGP – Canada Recovery Hiring Program, the CRGP – Canada Recovery Hiring Program and the HHBRP – Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program will be out of luck after November 6.
Here’s a brief description of the programs below:
CRGP – Canada Recovery Hiring Program – Canadian employers impacted by the pandemic may be eligible to apply for a subsidy to cover part of the wages for new hires, plus increase existing employees' wages or hours.
In each claim period, eligible employers can claim either the higher of the CRHP, or the wage portion of:
HHBRP – Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program – Designed for businesses, charities and non-profits in Canada that faced deep losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wage or rent subsidy, or both, may be available to you through the HHBRP. According to the government, two conditions must be met to apply for HHBRP:
THRP – Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program – Also, designed for businesses, charities and non-profits in Canada that faced deep losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a wage subsidy, a rent subsidy, or both through the THRP.
You may qualify if you are either:
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