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Drywall Support Program

 

A relief program for Western and Northern Canadian drywall contractors and builders, and residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed in the May 2016 wildfires.

What is the Drywall Support Program?

Drywall costs were higher in Western and Northern Canada between September 6, 2016 and February 24, 2017 due to increased duties placed on drywall imported from the United States.

Western Economic Diversification Canada is administering a short-term Drywall Support Program for Western Canada, in conjunction with the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), which is delivering the program to those affected in the Northwest Territories and Yukon.

The Government of Canada is committed to address the unintended effects of the duties in Western and Northern Canada to ensure the stability of the construction industry, and to help middle class families in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo rebuild following the devastating wildfires.

The Drywall Support Program will be open for applications at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Mountain Daylight time on Monday, May 1, 2017 and close Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

 

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants fall under two categories:

Contractors and Builders

The Drywall Support Program will provide some relief to Western and Northern Canadian drywall contractors and builders who faced unexpected losses due to the duties imposed on imported drywall from the United States.

This checklist can help you determine if you are eligible to apply.

Text Version: Eligibility Checklist for Contractors and Builders

 Eligibility Checklist for Contractors and Builders

Contractors and builders can find more information about eligibility and the application process in the:

  • Applicant Guide for Contractors and Builders (HTML | PDF)

Homeowners

The Drywall Support Program will provide some relief to residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed in the May 2016 wildfires and who are now facing higher rebuilding costs.

This checklist can help you determine if you are eligible to apply.

Text Version: Eligibility Checklist for Homeowners

Eligibility Checklist for Homeowners

Homeowners can find more information about eligibility and the application process in the:

  • Applicant Guide for Homeowners (HTML | PDF)

Related News

The Drywall Support Program was announced by the Government of Canada on February 27, 2017:

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