How to apply for CEWS and other funding for SMEs
- April 23, 2020
Applications for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will open on April 27, and the Canadian government has built an online calculator to help businesses estimate the amount of their wage subsidy.
- To calculate your estimated CEWS subsidy amount, follow this link.
- To see if you are eligible for CEWS, visit this page.
- For more information on CEWS and other support programs for business, chck out our online breakdown.
Also available is funding from the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), which has $250 million in funding for its Innovation Assistance Program (IAP) to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The IAP will provide a wage subsidy to eligible SMEs pursuing technology-driven innovation who have been unable to secure funding under the CEWS, for up to 12 weeks. The application deadline is April 29 and can be found here: