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Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP)

What is the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program?

The Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program provides support through wage and rent subsidies to businesses who received revenues from tourism, hospitality and recreation activities prior to the pandemic. Examples of eligible businesses include hotels, tour operators, travel agencies, restaurants and organizations that plan and host festivals or live performances. An applicant can receive a maximum subsidy rate of up to 75 per cent.

Most recent update:

Applications are open for the THRP.


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THRP Overview

How the program is administered: Once a business meets the criteria of the THRP, they are eligible for help covering wages and rent through the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy. Claim periods will continue to be 4 weeks long, with applications typically opening the day after the claim period has ended.

Amount businesses can receive: The subsidy will be available on a sliding scale (with a maximum amount of 75%) for businesses that can demonstrate a revenue loss up until May 7, 2022.

Program duration: October 24, 2021, to May 7, 2022

How to apply: Through the CRA MBa, Represent a Client or Web Forms. Applications must be made for each period.

When to apply: Businesses need to apply for the subsidies after the claim period has passed.

Application deadline: 180 days after the end of the claim period.

Eligibility criteria: See the FAQ below for details.

How to calculate: See the FAQ below for details.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is CFIB advocating for on THRP?

What we have achieved:

  • Extension of the COVID-19 business support subsidies to affected small businesses.
  • Broadening the definition of businesses eligible for access to the THRP.

What we're pushing for:

  • Include new businesses that started after the pandemic began in all business support programs
  • Return the wage and rent subsidies to the levels used in spring 2021: available to all businesses on a sliding scale as a percentage of their revenue losses to a maximum of 75%.
  • Further broadening the definition of businesses to ensure those who supply and/or rely on the tourism industry are included in the THRP.

How you can help:

  • Join our push for better relief measures by signing our COVID-19 petition.


To see more about what CFIB has achieved during COVID, please see our Federal page.

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