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The New Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP)

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Last updated: Jul. 15, 2021 
The Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP), which was introduced during the federal budget has officially launched. The program provides a subsidy of up to 50 per cent of eligible salary or wages and is available to eligible employers who have experienced qualifying revenue declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic so they … Read more

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program  

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Last updated: May. 16, 2021 
The Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) is a new loan program from the federal government. HASCAP provides loans to Canadian businesses hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program is designed for small businesses already receiving the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) or the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS).   However, if your business did not … Read more

Budget 2021: 7 Highlights for Farmers and Business Owners

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Last updated: Apr. 26, 2021 
Last week, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, delivered the federal budget for 2021. Below are select highlights that may have a positive impact your business or farm: 1. Covid-19 subsidy extensions and program winddowns The good news is that proposed budget will extend the current wage subsidy, … Read more

Canada Emergency Business Account Loan

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Last updated: Apr. 3, 2021 
The Canada Emergency Business Account provides interest-free loans of up to $60,000 to small businesses and non-profits. NEW: The deadline for completing the CEBA application at your primary financial institution has been extended to June 30, 2021.  All CEBA applicants can now check the status of their CEBA Loan online. The government … Read more

CRA simplifies deducting home office expenses

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Last updated: Apr. 1, 2021 
Millions of Canadians transitioned to working from home in 2020. Many found themselves cranking up the heat in a drafty house, or using their personal cellphone to make work calls, or picking up supplies for the basement/kitchen table/closet that now functions as their office. To help offset these costs, they are eligible to deduct home office expenses on their 2020 personal tax returns.    That might … Read more

The Latest COVID-19 Updates For Your Business

The Latest COVID-19 Updates For Your Business

Last updated: Apr. 1, 2021 
Good news from Ottawa: the government will provide interest relief for people who accessed COVID-19 programs last year. Anything to make your life a little less taxing right now is a win. We’ve summarized the news below and other recent COVID-19-related updates that could help you and your business. For up-to-date … Read more

2020 Fall Economic Update

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Last updated: Mar. 29, 2021 
The following is archived material.  Refer to the federal government for more information. This week Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland unveiled the federal government’s fall economic update. The government presented a three-year stimulus package, which they say will “provide the fiscal support the Canadian economy needs to operate at its full capacity … Read more

Back to Work in Manitoba Wage Subsidy Program

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Last updated: Mar. 29, 2021 
The following is archived material.  Refer to your provincial government for more information. UPDATE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED. The Manitoba government is expanding its back-to-work subsidy program to encourage employers to bring back their employees or take on new hires. Private businesses and non-profits can now receive up to $100,000 … Read more

Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy

Last updated: Mar. 29, 2021 
The following is archived material.  Refer to your provincial government for more information. The Government of Saskatchewan has launched a temporary training subsidy for employers that will cover 100% of training costs for their employees. The Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) program supports employers with training employees to adapt to new … Read more