wage subsidy

Federal gov’t extends wage subsidy program until end of August

May 15, 2020 | 10:07am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau started his speech on Friday morning from Ottawa about an extension to the Canada Wage Subsidy Program to help Canadians regain or keep employment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trudeau confirmed that the program will be extended by another three months to the end of August. “Business owners: please take confidence from […]

Trudeau says Ottawa will announce final details of wage subsidy program Wednesday afternoon

Apr 1, 2020 | 9:45am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says details on the federal governments employee wage package, which will cover 75% of employees wages will be announced this afternoon. During his daily COVID-19 update in Ottawa, he once again stated all businesses will be eligible. “What I can say now is that it’s going to be available for businesses […]

Trudeau raises wage subsidy to 75 per cent to combat layoffs due to COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 | 9:31am

The federal government is increasing a payroll subsidy to small businesses to try and reduce layoffs due to COVID-19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government will now cover up to 75 per cent of salaries, a major increase over the original 10 per cent subsidy plan. “Last week, we had announced that we would […]

Business, labour groups say Liberals’ COVID-19 wage subsidy too little to help

Mar 24, 2020 | 4:00pm

A growing number of business and labour groups are urging the federal Liberals to up their promised wage subsidy to help companies hit hard by COVID-19 keep people on their payrolls. The latest salvo came from the United Steelworkers union on Tuesday morning, around the same time the Canadian Federation of Independent Business panned the […]