The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program could help the Canadian cannabis industry and other employers keep workers on payroll during the crisis or give them the ability to rehire staffers who have already been laid off. Reports MJ Biz

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Still, critical details about eligibility requirements for the upcoming federal program remain murky.

The program for private-sector employers will:

  • Subsidize 75% of an employee’s wages up to 847 Canadian dollars ($595) a week.
  • Cover a 12-week period from March 15 to June 6.
  • Make wage subsidies available within six weeks, or mid-May.


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Canada’s COVID-19 wage subsidies could keep cannabis workers on payroll