COVID-19 Resources

Work-Sharing Program Overview

In response to COVID-19, the Government of Canada has made adjustments to the Work-Sharing Program.

This Work-Sharing Program Overview was published on April 2, 2020.


Keep staff employed where those in a defined working unit can share hours of work while qualifying for EI (if eligible) to top-up their income, where reduction of work is between 10% and 60% of normal working hours.

  • Funding Support: Up to $900 every two weeks (Maximum 76 weeks)
  • Type: Non-Repayable
  • Eligibility: Businesses, non-profits, and charities established for at least 1 year, staff participating must be EI eligible

Disclaimer: This publication is intended as a general overview and discussion of the subjects dealt with, and does not constitute advice. It is not intended to be, and should not be used as, a substitute for taking legal advice in any specific situation. Note past results are not guarantees of future results. Each matter is individual and will be decided on its own facts.

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