The Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program would provide support through the wage and rent subsidy programs, to hotels, tour operators, travel agencies and restaurants, with a subsidy rate of up to 75%.
The Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program would provide support to other businesses that have faced deep losses, with a subsidy rate of up to 50%
Businesses that face temporary new local lockdowns will be eligible for up to the maximum amount of the wage and rent subsidy programs, during the local lockdown, regardless of losses over the course of the pandemic.
These programs will be available until May 7, 2022, with the proposed subsidy rates available through to March 13, 2022. From March 13, 2022, to May 7, 2022, the subsidy rates will decrease by half.
In announcing the new programs, Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance said the new measures will cost $7.4 billion between October 24, 2021, and May 7, 2022, and move government support programs away from the very broad-based support that was appropriate at the height of lockdowns to more targeted measures that will provide help where it is needed.
Learn more about the programs here.