Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses provided relief for small businesses who experienced financial hardship due to COVID‑19.
Thank you for participating in Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses
The application process and extension request is closed and the program has ended. If you are waiting to hear back about your application, we will be in touch shortly.
Other program funding:
- Get information about the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy program on the Government of Canada website.
The financial assistance provided by CECRA for small businesses is forgivable as of December 31, 2020. This is if, as of that date, your participation has been and remains in compliance with all program requirements. No notification of forgiveness will be provided.
Over the coming months and in 2021 we will be reaching out to both small business tenants and property owners to conduct a quality review of the program to ensure compliance with program requirements. Should non-compliance be found to have occurred with respect to an application, repayment of the financial assistance may be required. Notices of repayment will only be sent to participants in the event of non-compliance.
Have questions about your application or the program?
FAQs | 1-800-668-2642
CMHC is now conducting reviews to ensure compliance with program requirements.
If you have participated in the program and would like to report an issue, please complete the appropriate form:
Note: CMHC may follow-up with you by phone or by email if we need more information.