Museum Supports in the Federal Budget Announced on April 19, 2021
Investments for the digitization of information and collections by non-national museums and heritage institutions, which will allow these institutions to create original content such as educational materials, apps or other virtual activities to enhance the visitor experience ($23M over 3 years to the Museums Assistance Program, starting in 2021-22).
$371.8 million in new funding for Canada Summer Jobs in 2022-23 to support approximately 75,000 new job placements in the summer of 2022. This is in addition to 2020 Fall Economic Statement funding for approximately 94,000 additional job placements in 2021-22.
New funding to help upgrade arts and heritage organisations to meet public health guidelines. $15 million in 2021-22 to the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
Extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and the Lockdown Support until September 2021. The subsidy rates would gradually decline over the July-to-September period to target sectors that are slower to recover.