Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program (HHBRP)


Updated on Feb 10, 2022. For more information from the official website of the Government of Canada, click here.


As a business, charity, or non-profit who has faced deep losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a wage subsidy (formerly the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy), a rent subsidy (formerly the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy), or both through the HHBRP. Eligible organizations, regardless of their sector, may qualify for the HHBRP if they don’t qualify for the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP).


To qualify for the HHBRP, you must meet the following two conditions:

    • You have a 12-month average revenue drop from March 2020 to February 2021 of at least 50%
    • You have a claim period revenue drop of at least 50%

There are other ways to qualify for wage or rent subsidies if you’ve been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, even if you do not qualify for the HHBRP. If you’re not sure which subsidy may fit your situation, answer these questions to see what you may be eligible for.

Click here for more details.