Author: Gordon Jessup

COVID-19: Support for Students and Recent Graduates Announced

Gordon Jessup • April 23, 2020
Gordon JessupOn April 22, 2020, the Federal government announced new support programs for students and recent graduates facing challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Enhancing student financial assistance for Fall 2020 The Canada Student Loan Program eligibility requirements in 2020-21 are being changed to allow more students to qualify for support an ... Read More

COVID-19: Applying for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Gordon Jessup • April 21, 2020
Gordon JessupOn April 21, 2020, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) released details on how eligible employers can apply for the CEWS. Applications for CEWS will open on April 27. Employers registered with the CRA can use their My Business Account to apply for the subsidy. Employers with a registered representative can have their representative file the ... Read More

COVID-19: Federal Government Expands Access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Gordon Jessup • April 16, 2020
Gordon JessupOn April 15, 2020, the Federal government announced changes to the CERB eligibility rules so that more Canadians qualify. The following individuals can now apply for the $2,000 monthly CERB:   Individuals that are earning up to $1,000 per month; Seasonal workers who have exhausted their employment insurance (EI) benefits and whose regular seas ... Read More

COVID-19: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Legislation Passes the House of Commons

Gordon Jessup • April 12, 2020
Gordon JessupThe House of Commons was recalled on Saturday, April 11, 2020 to pass the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, No. 2.  This Act approves the proposed Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) with some changes. Eligible Employers An eligible employer includes individuals, taxable corporations, partnerships consisting of eligible employers, non-profit organ ... Read More

COVID-19: Government announces changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program

Gordon Jessup • April 09, 2020
Gordon JessupOn Wednesday, April 8th, the Government of Canada announced temporary changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program to help businesses and young Canadians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is expected that the changes will help create up to 70,000 jobs for youth between 15 and 30 years of age. The Canada Summer Jobs program ... Read More