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The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program is being extended until December, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday.
The subsidy has been touted as a way to get Canadians back to work after months-long shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program covers up to 75 per cent of an eligible company or non-profit’s wages, up to a weekly maximum of $847.
As of July 6, the wage subsidy had paid out $18.01 billion to 252,370 companies in payroll help.