Webinar: The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Explained, with Grant Thornton LLP

Susanna Cluff-Clyburne, Senior Director of Parliamentary Affairs at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, was joined by John Di Liso, Tax Partner at Grant Thornton LLP, to discuss and tackle common questions that have surfaced around the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS).

The CEWS was created to help businesses retain their workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. The application for this subsidy opened on April 27 and managing through the requirements of the application can be complicated. Eligibility requirements, meeting the specific revenue tests, and ensuring your documentation is correct can be complex and cumbersome.

During this session John gives an overview of the CEWS program and outlines some of the key questions raised by taxpayers out of the program. Discussion includes: eligibility criteria, qualifying periods, application process, issues and opportunities, and frequently asked questions.

Note: The CEWS program was extended to August 29 after this webinar was recorded.

More application guidance is available through CBRN’s step-by-step guide, here.