COVID-19: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Program Summary Table

We have prepared a table to assist you in navigating the old and new rules, determining eligibility and calculating CEWS. Due to the complex nature of these rules, readers are urged to seek out their Richter professionals so that their impact can be properly evaluated and that their revenue decline analysis and wage subsidy calculations can be properly determined.

CEWS (Periods 1 – 10)


cews determine eligibility - eligible employer, cews period, compute revenue, comparative benchmark, revenue decline threshold, auto-qualification and ability to look-back, alternative methods

calculate cews - cews period, cews percentage, eligible employee, baseline remuneration, eligible remuneration, filing deadline

CEWS (Periods 11 – 16)


eligible employer; cews period; filing deadline; compute revenues; comparative benchmark; ability to look back; alternative methods

cews period; base amount; top-up amount; eligible employee; baseline remuneration; eligible remuneration