Economics National CEWS and CERS Ends Oct. 23. By Issac Shiff Posted on October 22, 2021 54 second read 0 0 906 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Chrystia-Freeland After spending C$ 95,000,000,000 Canada Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and Canada Rent Subsidy (CERS) comes to end. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says. Government will still help some businesses and workers hit by COVID-19 and this program would cost C$7,000,000,000. “Today, our support needs to be more narrow, more targeted and less expensive and we need to look forward to the day, now not too far off, when we will be able to bring it to an end entirely,” Freeland said.