Are the federal wage and rent COVID relief programs over as of October 23, 2021 (CEWS and CERS)?

October 23, 2021, is the last day of the last claim period for which you can apply for the CEWS wage or CERS rent program. While the programs are officially over, retroactive applications remain open.

The wage and rent programs also “live on” as mechanisms to deliver federal government support to retailers navigating negative financial consequences from the pandemic, e.g. through temporary Local Lockdown Support (LLP) and the Hardest Hit Business Recovery Program (HHBRP). View LLP Overview. View HHBRP Overview.

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