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COVID-19 Webinar: Understanding the changes to the government programs

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CFIB has been a leading voice since the start of the pandemic, making sure that governments know what independent business needs.

On October 9th, the federal government announced important improvements to several of its core COVID-19 support programs that could help your business survive the pandemic, including the wage subsidy and rent assistance. These changes mean that even if you weren’t eligible for the financial aid programs before, you might qualify now!

Join CFIB’s senior executives Laura Jones and Corinne Pohlmann in this free, interactive webinar as they review these latest changes, answer your questions, and explain what they mean for your business. Don’t miss out!

Space is limited, and registration will be accepted on a first-come basis. Registrants will also receive a link to the recorded webinar by email within 24 hours of its completion.

Oct. 21 – 4:00 PM ET


Note: Once registered, please do not share your webinar link. Each webinar has only enough space to accommodate registrants. If you share your link, it means other registrants will not be able to access the webinar. If your colleagues want to attend the webinar, they must register separately.

The webinar will focus on 3 critical programs:
  • Rent relief: A new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) will replace the flawed CECRA program. If you qualify, this will cover up to 65% of eligible rent costs, depending on your losses, until December 19th. 
  • Emergency loans: The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) will increase to $60,000, and up to $20,000 of that will be forgivable if the loan is repaid by the deadline.
  • Wages: The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will remain at 65% until December 19, instead of rapidly decreasing as expected, and will be extended until next June.