HIGHLIGHT: Today the Prime Minister gave further clarity regarding the 75% wage subsidy which is now called the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. To be eligible for this subsidy, businesses will need to show that revenue has gone down by at least 30% due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of employees will not be taken into account for eligibility, and companies of all-sizes can apply. The subsidy will cover the first $58,700 that Canadians earn, up to $847 a week. It will be back-dated to March 15th. More technical details will be given tomorrow by the Minister of Finance.

For breweries that qualify, this subsidy will support you by covering 75% of your payroll. We will be monitoring for further details and sharing so that you can apply as fast as possible.

  • Announced a 75% wage subsidy last week to help employers keep workers on their payroll
  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
    • If your business revenue has gone down by at least 30%, you will be eligible
    • The number of employees you have will not be taken into account
    • Apply to non-for profits and charities as well
    • Companies small and large, companies from 10 people to 1000 people
    • Will cover the first $58,700 that Canadians earn, up to $847 a week
    • Back dated to March 15th
    • Minister Morneau and Ng will hold a press conference tomorrow
    • In line with best practices in other countries
    • Trusting businesses to do the right thing
    • Encourages businesses to pay the other 25%
    • Serious penalties forthcoming for companies that take advantage of the subsidy
    • No current overall cost estimate
    • No estimate on when subsidy will begin 
  • Three-point plan to support everyone
    • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for jobs
    • Canada Emergency Response Benefit for those who lose their jobs
    • Easier loans for all businesses 
  • Canada Armed Forces have been gearing up to support communities
    • The Government of Canada have not received any responses from provinces for this support
    • If this changes, the government would be ready to deploy CAF members
  • Trans Mountain Pipeline work continues
    • Decisions on essential workforce still being taken, more information coming tomorrow