The Canadian Emergency Rent Subsidy application must be filed no later than 180 days after the end of a claim period.

For the first period (September 27 – October 24, 2020), the deadline to apply is April 22, 2021.

To learn more, please visit the CERS website at


From the CERS website:

Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic  may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses, starting on September 27, 2020, until June 2021.

This subsidy will provide payments directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords.

If you are eligible for the base subsidy, you may also be eligible for lockdown support if your business location is significantly affected by a public health order for a week or more.