Applications Open for Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy

Applications are now open to apply for the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) 

Organizations can now apply directly for the subsidy for the period from September 27 to October 24, 2020 through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) My Business Account, or Represent a Client portals. Applications for the second CERS period (October 25 to November 21, 2020) will open on November 30. 

 

Calculate your subsidy amount

The CRA has launched a CERS online calculator and application form that are designed almost identically to those of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The calculator guides applicants through a step-by-step process that allows them to determine the subsidy amount they can claim, based on the information they enter.  The CERS web pages include detailed information about eligibility requirements, how payment periods are structured, and how the subsidy is calculated. 

 

Processing of your application

The CRA will collect applications over the coming days and, on November 30, process applications received to date. Qualifying organizations whose claims successfully clear the CRA’s automated verification system and that are registered for direct deposit should expect to begin receiving payments starting on December 4.  In cases where the CRA does not have enough information on file to process a claim, they will ask organizations to provide us with additional information so that they can verify eligibility before processing applications.

 

More Information 

please use the following link for more information including eligibility and how to apply. 

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy.html

 

Please do not hesitate to contact my office at 780-442-1888 or at james.cumming@parl.gc.ca if you have any questions.