Instructions for clients of Marcil Lavallée

Following the new guidelines issued by the Ontario and Québec government authorities, here is how these new measures will affect Marcil Lavallée’s operations.

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Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses provides relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

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Business financing

On May 19, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced an expansion to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to include many owner-operated small businesses. This extended measure will help small businesses protect the jobs that Canadians rely on.

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

The Government of Canada has introduced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for Canadians in financial difficulty due to the coronavirus epidemic. A taxable benefit of $ 2,000 per month for ...

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Support for Students and Recent Graduates Impacted by COVID-19

The government has announced a series of measures as part of its COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan that will help Canadian students and recent graduates overcome these challenges and support their future success.

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The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) – 75%

The federal and provincial governments have implemented various measures to assist businesses in response to COVID-19.

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Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers (TWSE) - 10 %

The Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers is a three-month measure effective March 18, 2020, that will allow eligible employers to reduce the amount of payroll deductions required to be remitted to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

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Easing measures for Québec businesses

Quebec - Emergency aid for small and medium-sized enterprises (COVID-19)

The Emergency Assistance Program for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses aims to support, for a limited period, eligible businesses who are experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 and who need cash in the amount of less than $ 50,000.

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Employee Training Assistance Program - Québec

The Concerted Action Program for Maintaining Employment (PACME – COVID-19) provides direct assistance to businesses to promote training of employees, in the workplace, online or remotely, in order to upgrade the skills of their workforce and to be ready for economic recovery.

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Quebec benefit for low-income employees

For the retention of essential workers, the government will offer a benefit of $ 100 per week to low-income earners. The benefit is taxable and will be retroactive to March 15, 2020 for a period of 16 weeks (maximum of $1,600).

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Ontario - Allowance of $ 200 per child

The Ministry of Education is providing financial support to parents to assist with the costs of educational resources during school and child care closures as a result of Ontario’s declared emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19. it is not necessary to have lost employment income to claim it.

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Easing measures (date of filing/payment of balance due)

The federal and provincial governments have implemented various measures to assist individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and charities in response to COVID-19.

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Easing measures for Ontario businesses

The financial relief package allows businesses to defer premium reporting and payments until August 31, 2020. Businesses who report and pay monthly, quarterly or annually based on their insurable earnings are eligible for this deferral.

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List of essential workplaces and priority activities

Entities not on this list are not forbidden to work and offer services either online, by telephone, by mail or by delivery. Teleworking and online commerce are permitted at all times for all businesses.

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