Save the wage subsidy.
Save canadian jobs.
last to recover.
Because of public health policies, like bans on mass gatherings, sectors including tourism, arts and culture, events and festivals, and hospitality were the first to close and will be the last industries to recover.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, our industries employed more than 2 million Canadians, or about 1 in every 10 jobs, held predominantly by women, young people, Indigenous and new Canadians. Our membership are primarily Canadian-owned small or medium sized businesses providing significant employment while living in the local community.
1 IN 10
Canadian jobs at risk
3 IN 5
businesses will be unable to stay operational without an extension to CEWS & CERS
Efforts to safely stimulate domestic tourism, lower interprovincial travel barriers and reopen international borders are critically important. But they must be accompanied by an extension of the CEWS and CERS for businesses in highly impacted industries.
on the edge
predictability FOR HARD HIT businesses
The CEWS program is a critical lifeline for our industries and employees. The program was well designed, well administered, and relatively easy to access and is critical in keeping many of our highly-impacted businesses open to employ people today.
The CERS program provides critical support to help with fixed costs like insurance, which is rising on average 40% because of COVID-19. There are modifications that can be made to help CERS better assist medium sized businesses, but it is critical for highly-impacted businesses.
HELP CANADA'S HARD HIT BUSINESSES SURVIVE.
It is critically important that Finance Canada announces in the 21/22 budget:
Extend wage subsidy support until December 31, 2021
Extend and enhance fixed costs support until December 31, 2021
COALITION OF HARDEST HIT BUSINESSES