Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CERCA) on January 14, 2021 If your business has been suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to consider Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CERCA) has now passed. For those that applied for commercial rent relief in Canada, the applications are being reviewed. Those who did apply will hear back shortly regarding the status of their applications. If you want more information regarding the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program, browse over to the Government of Canada website. Those who applied for commercial rent relief in Ontario will also be contacted in the future months of 2021. In order for compliance to be met, a full quality review of each application will be reviewed. If business tenants fail to meet compliance standards, repayments will potentially have to be made. Only the applicants who fail to meet the compliance standards of the program will be informed of such.