Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses provided relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. The program is now closed.
PwC is currently conducting reviews on behalf of CMHC to ensure compliance with program requirements.
The financial assistance provided is forgivable as of December 31, 2020 if your participation has been and remains in compliance with all program requirements. No notification of forgiveness will be provided.
Since 2021, we are reaching out to both small business tenants and property owners to ensure compliance with program requirements. Should non-compliance be found to have occurred, repayment of the financial assistance may be required. Notices of repayment will only be sent to participants in the event of non-compliance.