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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.

The application period for the Drywall Support Program is now open to eligible:

Contractors and builders

Homeowners

  The Drywall Support Program portal will close
at the following time on May 31, 2017.
Province/
Territory
British
Columbia
Yukon Alberta Saskatchewan Northwest
Territories
Manitoba
Local Time 1:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 2:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm

 

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. All applications to this program will be accepted through this website (including applications from the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory).

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.

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.

Click here to start application as a contractor or a builder

If you are unable to apply online, please contact us.

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.

Click here to start application as a homeowner

If you are unable to apply online, please contact us.

Related News

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

 

Contact Us

Please contact Western Economic Diversification Canada by phone or email at:

Phone: 780-495-4164
Toll Free: 1-888-338-WEST (9378)
Email: wd.ab-ab.deo@canada.ca

Follow @WD_Canada to stay up-to-date on the latest news about the Drywall Support Program.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact us. HTML and PDF versions of the application forms are available:

Contractors and Builders (HTML | PDF)

Homeowners (HTML | PDF)