Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Employment, Newcomer Information

The Government of Canada has announced a new benefit that will help businesses who are struggling to pay the bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit is called the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, which is a commercial rent relief program offered by the federal government. The eligibility periods are within September 27, 2020 – June 2021. The new Canada Emergency Rent …

Safely Rent Secondary Suites

Michelle Mak Newcomer Information, Updates

A secondary suite is a unit contained within the main residence, such as a basement or in-law suite. When you are looking to rent a secondary suite, you can look for “registered” sticker to help protect yourself when searching for your new suite. Legal secondary suites have: Exit windows Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms Smoke-tight protection Exterior stairways and protection of …