Canada Emergency Business Account

UPDATE JULY 1: The CEBA application period is now closed.

How does CEBA work?

  • The Canada Emergency Business Account was funded as a term loan for an amount up to $60,000 for new applicants and an additional $20,000 for existing recipients.
  • No interest will apply on the loan until January 1, 2023
  • Beginning January 1, 2023, interest accrues on the balance of the term loan at the rate of 5% per annum, payable monthly on the last day of each month
  • If you repay enough of your term loan to meet the repayment requirements for receiving forgiveness on or before December 31, 2022, the remaining balance of your term loan will be forgiven.
  • If you do not repay enough of your term loan to meet the requirements for receiving forgiveness on or before December 31, 2022, any outstanding balance will be converted into a 3-year term loan at 5% maturing on December 31, 2025, at which time the balance must be paid in full

How can I view the status of my CEBA application?

Visit status-statut.ceba-cuec.ca anytime to view the status of your CEBA application. You’ll need:

  • The name of the financial institution through which you applied for CEBA
  • Your 9-digit CRA business number
  • The applicable T1, T2, T2 Short, or T4 summary used in your application.

You can also call the CEBA Call Centre at 1.888.324.4201 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 8pm CST) to talk to someone about the status of your application, why your application was declined or why submitted documents were rejected.

Where can I find more information?

For more information about eligibility or applying, visit ceba-cuec.ca.