Understanding, Accessing and Optimizing the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy


This link provides a recorded version of the webinar for those who may have missed or would like to revisit including the PowerPoint slides and voice recordings:



Tuesday, April 28, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 pm MDT
Cost: Optional $25.00 donation to local food banks

Please join Neuman Thompson lawyers Raylene Palichuk and Ron Smith, as well as Colette Miller of Wilde & Co. Chartered Professional Accountants as they take you through the details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and how to maximize the benefits of this program in your workplace.

This webinar will help you gain a better understanding of CEWS, as well as how it interacts with the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). The following topics will be covered:

  • A brief summary of COVID-19 related government programs. 
  • How do you determine your eligibility for CEWS? 
  • How do you calculate the drop in gross revenues? 
  • When should you apply? 
  • How do you apply, and how long does it take to get access to the funds? 
  • What payments can CEWS cover? 
  • When and how do you recall laid-off employees? 
  • You've recalled employees. What next? 
  • You're already taking advantage of the 10% wage subsidy. Can you do both? 
  • What happens to employees who are already receiving CERB? 
  • And more...

REMINDER: The easiest way to apply is through a CRA My Business Account. For assistance in registering for one, see this helpful video tutorial. Applications for CEWS will open on Monday, April 27, 2020. If you have questions before the webinar, don't hesitate to reach out!

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This presentation will provide general legal information but is not intended to replace legal advice. For current legal advice and solutions tailored to your unique circumstances, please consult with us directly.