Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Q&A Session with CRA

Originally Presented: Monday, November 30th, 2020

1:00PM-2:00PM ET


The Government of Canada is taking targeted action to support Canadians and Canadian businesses, non-profits and charities that continue to face uncertainty and economic challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) provides direct commercial rent or property expense support to tenants and property owners of qualifying organizations affected by COVID-19.


Watch this webinar to hear  knowledgeable professionals answer questions about the CERS, learn what support your business can benefit from with the new CERS program, and what the program eligibility requirements are.


The webinar provides insights into:

  • What Lockdown Support is, and if your business qualifies for it
  • How to apply for the CERS, what the process looks like, and what the financial benefits are for your operation 
  • How to retroactively apply for and claim the subsidy retroactively 

Please visit the CERS website for updates, an online CERS calculator, and more support materials.

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Our Speakers

Randy Hewlett

Randy Hewlett

Director General, Legislative Policy 

Directorate Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch

Mark Mayer

Mark Mayer

Manager, Authorization Strategy and Operations Section

Assessment, Benefit, and Service Branch

Kevin McKenzie

Kevin McKenzie

Director General, Business Compliance

Directorate, Collections and Verification Branch

Denise Eisner

Denise Eisner

Senior Content Strategist, Digital Design and Production

Directorate, Public Affairs Branch

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