CRA Hosting Q&A on Canada Recovery Hiring Program


cra hosting q a on canada recovery hiring program
This entry is part 45 of 45 in the series COVID-19.

Do you have questions about the Canada Recovery Hiring Program? Next week the CRA is hosting two interactive question and answer sessions for eligible employers.

Tuesday July 13, 2021 – English session, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT


Tuesday July 13, 2021 – French session, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT


In the webinar announcement, CRA explained that while both the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and CHRP support payroll obligations, they are designed for different purposes:

  • CHRP is designed to encourage charities and non-profits to (re)hire and grow as the economy recovers
  • CEWS was designed to help employers keep employees on their payroll during the pandemic

CRA also noted that from Jun 6, 2021 to September 25, 2021 the subsidies overlap. As CEWS rates decline, CHRP is available if eligible employers hire more workers or increase hours or wages. Eligible employers can apply for either of the two subsidies, based on whichever will give the most support.

Eligible employers will be able to apply for the CHRP as of July 7, 2021 when CRA will open applications through My Business Account. CHRP payments will begin to issue during the week of July 12, 2021.

If you want to attend, note that space is limited, so you’ll want to register soon.

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