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Although they both relate to the wages paid to employees, the CEWS is different from the previously enacted wage subsidy of 10 percent of remuneration. In particular, the CEWS is a cash subsidy paid by the government to employers based on the amount of wages paid to employees, rather than a reduction (i.e., a deemed remittance) of the payroll remittances that an employer is required to make to the government on wages paid. (In PDF)
On April 15, 2020, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the government will be introducing new measures to bolster the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).
Since declaring a state of emergency, the Ontario government has made several orders and taken measures to protect its residents and the economy. These measures are explained and will be continuously updated until this crisis is over.