Drywall Support Program
Current Status of the application period: Closed
The application period for the Drywall Support Program is now closed. The deadline to submit an application was June 13, 2017.
What is the 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.
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.
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.
Contractors and builders can find more information about eligibility and the application process in the Applicant Guide for Contractors and Builders.
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.
Homeowners can find more information about eligibility and the application process in the Applicant Guide for Homeowners.
The Drywall Support Program was announced by the Government of Canada on February 27, 2017:
- News Release: Minister Morneau Announces Relief for Fort McMurray Families and Western Canadian Entrepreneurs
- Backgrounder: Relief for Fort McMurray Families and Western Canadian Construction Industry
Toll Free: 1-888-338-WEST (9378)
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