CERS

CERS relief measures revised and extended

Canadian Property Management

CERS relief measures revised and extended

Relief measures will be more generous than previously announced for commercial tenants and owners/occupiers qualifying for the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy.
CERS uptake falls short of potential

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CERS uptake falls short of potential

Removing landlords from the application process hasn’t necessarily made the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) more accessible for commercial tenants experiencing pandemic-related financial stress.
Budget confirms 16-week CERS extension

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Budget confirms 16-week CERS extension

The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) will now be available until at least September 25, but at gradually declining levels after July 3.
CERS rate structure confirmed to June 5

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CERS rate structure holds steady until June 5

The federal government reserved the option to adjust the funding levels after March 13 when it introduced the subsidy for fixed property expenses last November.
Canadian hoteliers get needed COVID-19 relief

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Canadian hoteliers get needed COVID-19 relief

Relief helps to offset a year when RevPAR plummeted by 60 per cent relative to 2019 and the 12-monrh average hotel occupancy rate barely nudged above 33 per cent.
HASCAP low-interest loan rollout now underway

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HASCAP low-interest loan rollout now underway

Loans of $25,000 to $1 million will be available through the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP), fully guaranteed by the Business Development Bank of Canada.
Ontario insolvencies drop in 2020

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Ontario extends ban on commercial evictions

Commercial evictions are still on hold in Ontario for qualifying tenants experiencing pandemic-related financial stress. A new regulation, enabled through 2020 budget legislation, extends the protections.
CERS applications to be accepted as of November 23

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CERS applications to be accepted as of Nov. 23

Legislation to enable the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) received parliamentary approval late last week and an online application portal was expected to be operational for Nov. 23.
CERS draft legislation outlines new commercial rent relief program

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CERS draft legislation awaits adoption

CERS will deliver direct rent support to qualifying tenants without the need to work though their landlords. As a direct subsidy, unlike CECRA, no loan agreement is required.
direct subsidies to help tenants and business owners cover fixed property expenses

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New subsidy tagged for fixed property expenses

Qualifying commercial tenants and businesses operating in owned premises will be eligible for direct subsidies of up to 65 per cent of their fixed property expenses through the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy.