Our September 2020 Newsletter
New: Minimum wage rates in Ontario will increase on October 1, 2020. Under the Making Ontario Open for Business Act this increase is tied to the Ontario Consumer Price Index for 2020. The increase to the general minimum wage will be 25 cents, which will bring the new rate to $14.25 an hour. The general and specialized minimum wage…
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA): opens at 8:00 a.m. EST on May 25, 2020. Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses provides relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB): eligible postsecondary students receive $1,250 a month from May to August, and if you are taking care of someone else or have a disability, that amount increases to $2,000 monthly.
Applications for claim period 5 (July 5 to August 1) will open August 17, 2020.
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy that would cover 75 per cent of salaries for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020.
Canada Emergency Business Account will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced.