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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19: UPDATES, INFORMATION, AND RESOURCES
CCAB remains a strong resource for Aboriginal business. We have the tools, services, and information on support programs that can help with the economic impact and financial strains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resources and Support for Aboriginal Business
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Specialized Support for Indigenous Businesses

Eligibility:
Aboriginal Businesses who are existing clients of Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs).

Description:
The Government of Canada provided $306.8 million to Aboriginal Financial Institutions to provide interest-free loans and non-repayable contributions to help small and medium-sized Indigenous businesses unable to access the government’s existing COVID-19 support measures.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://nacca.ca/covid-19/

Find one of the 59 AFIs

The Indigenous Community Business Fund
This fund will provide $117 million in non-repayable financial contributions to help support operating costs for First Nation, Inuit and Métis community-or collectively-owned businesses and microbusinesses whose revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are two streams of funding:

Stream 1: Funding will be transferred directly to communities and collectives to immediately support their COVID-19 economic priorities. No applications are required for stream 1 funding.

Stream 2: Funding will be proposal-based. Applications must be submitted by the community or collectives on behalf of the business. Funding will be transferred directly to communities and collectives. For First Nations and Inuit community-owned businesses, the funding will be administered by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) regional offices. For Métis collectively-owned businesses, funding will be administered by Métis organizations listed in the “Métis businesses” section.

Learn more and apply

On June 11, 2020, the Government of Canada announced an additional $16 million for a new stimulus development fund to support the Indigenous tourism industry.

This funding will be delivered by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada. The intake period will be from August 19, 2020 to September 9, 2020.

Applications for this fund are now closed.

Learn More 

Access to Capital and Other Liquidity Support Measures

Eligibility:

  • Your business was directly or indirectly impacted by COVID‐19
  • Your business was financially stable and viable prior to the current economic situation
  • The financing will be used solely to support operational cashflow requirements
  • Subject to your primary financial institution’s credit criteria

Description:
BDC partners with financial institutions to co-lend term loans to businesses for their operational cash flow requirements. Eligible businesses may obtain differing maximum finance amounts based on business revenues, up to $6.25 million, 80% of which would be provided by BDC, with the remaining 20% provided by the financial institution.

Where to apply/get more information:
Contact your primary financial institution to apply.

Learn more

Eligibility:

For medium-sized businesses with annual revenues in excess of about $100 million to $500 million, from any sector or industry

Description:
Junior loans ranging between $12.5 million and $60 million for medium-sized businesses particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and/or the recent decline in oil and gas prices.

Note: The Oil and Gas Sector Financing Program has been merged with the Mid-Market Financing Program.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.bdc.ca/en/special-support/special-support-mid-market-financing-program

Eligibility:
Businesses of varying sizes

Description:
Working capital loans of up to $2M with flexible repayment terms such as principal postponements for qualifying businesses and reduced rates on new eligible loans.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.bdc.ca/en/financing/business-loans/working-capital-financing/pages/working-capital-loan.aspx

Eligibility:

The CEBA application process follows one of two streams: (i) the Payroll Stream (Applicants with employment income paid in the 2019 calendar year between Cdn.$20,000 and Cdn.$1,500,000) or (ii) the Non-Deferrable Expense Stream (Applicants with Cdn.$20,000 or less in total employment income paid in the 2019 calendar year).

Every applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Has an active CRA Business Number (BN) with an effective date of registration on or prior to March 1, 2020.
  • Has an active business chequing/operating account with the Lender at the time of applying for CEBA. Note: If Borrower currently does not have a business chequing/operating account the Borrower must create one at their primary financial institution before applying for CEBA.
  • Has not previously used the Canada Emergency Business Account Program (the “Program”) and will not apply for support under the Program at any other financial institution.
  • Intends to continue to operate its business or to resume operations.

See website for full eligibility requirements.

Description:

This $55 billion program provides interest-free loans of up to $60,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits.

Repaying the balance of the loan on or before December 31, 2022 will result in loan forgiveness of 33 percent (up to $20,000).

As of October 26, 2020, eligibility for CEBA expanded by removing the previous March 1, 2020 condition for having an active business chequing/operating account. With this removal, eligible businesses can now apply after opening a business chequing/operating account with their primary financial institution. For more information about this new criteria or other criteria established since the launch of CEBA we recommend you visit the FAQs below.

As of December 4, 2020 approved CEBA applicants can now receive a $60,000 loan. CEBA applicants who have received the $40,000 CEBA loan may apply the CEBA expansion, which provides eligible businesses with an additional $20,000 of financing.

CEBA is available from more than 220 financial institutions across the country.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://ceba-cuec.ca/

Eligibility:
Commercial property owners and small businesses

Description:
The Government of Canada has announced its intent to introduce the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses. The program will seek to provide loans, including forgivable loans, to commercial property owners who in turn will lower or forgo the rent of small businesses for the months of April (retroactive), May, and June.

The application process for CECRA for small businesses is closed.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/finance-and-investing/covid19-cecra-small-business

Eligibility: 

Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent expenses, starting on September 27, 2020, until June 2021.

Description: 

The CERS provides direct funding for commercial rent, property tax, property insurance and mortgage interest support of up to 65 per cent of eligible expenses to tenants and property owners for qualifying organizations affected by COVID-19. Qualifying organizations that are subject to a lockdown and must shut their doors or significantly limit their activities under a public health order may be eligible for additional Lockdown Support of 25 per cent of eligible expenses. The rent subsidy parameters apply until December 19, 2020 with future parameters in 2021 to be adapted and targeted as needed.

Businesses can apply retroactively for CERS for the period that began on September 27 and ended on October 24, 2020.

More information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy.html?utm_source=txtp&utm_medium=eml&utm_campaign=stkhldrwtbsnsndknw1220

Eligibility: 

To be eligible to receive the wage subsidy, you must meet 3 criteria.

  1. Have had a CRA payroll account on March 15, 2020
  2. Be on of the following types of employers:
  3. Have experienced a drop in revenue.

Refer to the CEWS website for the most up to date eligibility information.

Description: 

As of November 19, 2020 the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program was extended to June 2021. The CEWS allows Canadian employers who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for a subsidy that will cover part of their employee’s wages, retroactive to March 15, 2020. This subsidy will enable businesses to re-hire workers, help prevent further job losses, and ease people back into normal operations. The wage subsidy parameters apply until December 19, 2020, with future parameters in 2021 to be adapted and targeted as needed.

Learn more: 

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html

Canadian employers who continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to apply for one of the two subsidies to cover part of your employee wages.

  1. Canada Recovery Hiring Program
  2. Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Each claim period, eligible employers can claim either Canada Recovery Hiring Program or Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, whichever is higher.

Next period opens

October 1, 2021: First day you can apply for “claim period 20” (Aug 29 – Sept 25, 2021

Next deadline

December 30, 2021: Last day to apply for “claim period 17” (June 6 – July 3, 2021)

Additional information on the Canada Recovery Hiring Program can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/recovery-hiring-program.html

Eligibility:

  • Your business does not need to have export sales to qualify for this program.
  • Eligibility for the EDC BCAP Guarantee is subject to additional requirements through approved financial institutions.
  • The following are not supported by the EDC BCAP Guarantee:
    • Government organizations or bodies or entities wholly owned by a government organization or body;
    • Non-profit organizations, registered charities, unions, or a fraternal benefit societies or orders, or entities owned by such an organization, unless the entity is actively carrying on a business in Canada (including a related business in the case of a registered charity) that earns revenue from the regular supply of property/goods or services;
    • Entities owned by any Federal Member of Parliament or Senator; and
    • Entities that promote violence, incite hatred or discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic or national origin, religion, age or mental or physical disability, contrary to applicable laws.
  • Proceeds from your loan must be used to finance business operating costs and cannot be used to repay or refinance existing debt.
  • Some restrictions apply for Oil and Gas companies.

Description:
EDC will provide a guarantee to financial institutions, giving businesses access to additional credit for payroll and operational costs. EDC is actively working with partners to make this solution available as quickly as possible. Available for all Canadian companies, including non-exporting businesses that sell domestically.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.edc.ca/en/solutions/working-capital/bcap-guarantee.html

Eligibility:
All Businesses

Description:
Includes additional EDC programs that can help companies work through the COVID-19 downturn.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.edc.ca/en/covid-19-business-resources.html

Eligibility:
Firms in Canada’s oil and gas sector

Description:
EDC will increase its financial capacity over 12 months to support Canada’s oil and gas sector. This business support will be provided through EDC’s lending, bonding and accounts receivable insurance products. For those wishing to access support, they are encouraged to reach out to their financial institution.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.edc.ca/en/about-us/newsroom/covid-19-oil-gas-support.html

Eligibility:
Food producers, agribusinesses, and food processors

Description:
Additional $5 billion in lending capacity, offering increased flexibility to farmers and food producers who face cash flow issues and to processors who are impacted by lost sales. Farm Credit Canada has also put in place a deferral of principal and interest payments up to 6 months or a deferral of principal payments up to 12 months for existing loans as well as access to an additional credit line of up to $500,000, secured by general security agreements or universal movable hypothec (Québec only)

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/covid-19/program-details.html

Eligibility:
Entrepreneurs aged 18-39

Description:
The Government of Canada is injecting $20.1 million through Futurpreneur Canada to support ongoing lending to young entrepreneurs.

Learn more

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
The Canada Revenue Agency and Canada Border Services Agency permitted businesses to defer all HST/GST remittances as well as customs duty owing on their imports until June 30, 2020.

More information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/covid-19-filing-payment-dates.html

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
The Canada Revenue Agency has deferred all payment of any income tax amounts owing on or after Mar. 18 and before Sept. 2020 until after Aug. 31, 2020. No interest or penalties will accumulate on these amounts during this period. The filing date for the 2019 tax year has also been extended until June 1, 2020.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/covid-19-filing-payment-dates.html

Eligibility:
Firms that are pre-revenue or in the early stages of development.

Description:
The government is investing $250 million through the Industrial Research Assistance Program to support firms that do not yet have revenue or are in the early stages of development.

Where to apply/get more information:

Learn more

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-new-support-to-protect-canadian-jobs.html

Eligibility:
Businesses unable to access the government’s other support measures.

Description:
The Government of Canada is providing $675 million to Regional Development Agencies to provide equivalent bridge financing support to businesses unable to access the government’s broader support measures.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-new-support-to-protect-canadian-jobs.html

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund – (RRRF) provides financial contributions (interest-free loans) to help support fixed operating costs of SMEs, where business revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and they have been unable to access other Government of Canada measures.

National Resources

Canadian Business Resilience Network

Working to provide information to business to help them get through COVID-19

Link: https://www.canadianbusinessresiliencenetwork.ca/

Mental Health and Substance Use Support
Link: https://ca.portal.gs/

Rapid tests available

The Government of Canada, some provincial/territorial governments, and distribution partners are providing free rapid COVID-19 tests to organizations for regular workplace screening of close-contact employees.

Requirements:

  • the name of your organization
  • the point of contact for your organization
  • the number of close-contact employees you employ in Canada
  • the provinces and/or territories in which these employees work

Link https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/testing-screening-contact-tracing/rapid-tests-employees.html?utm_source=stkhldrs&utm_medium=eml&utm_campaign=stkhldrrpdtstngfrcvdscrnngnthwrkplc

Description:

Customers, partners, investors and suppliers provide Canadian businesses with valuable information and trust that their information will be secure. Canada’s cybersecurity certification program helps small and medium-sized businesses protect themselves against cyber attacks.

Enhance your competitive advantage by letting everyone in your network know you’re a trusted business partner.

Why get certified?

Improve your competitive advantage by reassuring your customers, partners, investors and suppliers that the valuable information they provide you will be secure.

Limit the direct and indirect impacts on your business from cyber attacks: financial loss, damage to your reputation and critical infrastructure, litigation, job losses and increased consumer prices.

Ensure your organization is eligible to compete for business opportunities that require cybersecurity certification.

Learn why certification matters for your organization.

Get certified

Complete the census and build your business

Your data is crucial to creating the knowledge bank businesses need to understand their sectors and determine where they’re headed.

The 2021 Census survey. 

Small Business Hub

Welcome to the Small Business Hub—a resource to help existing and aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs plan and run their enterprises. Statistics Canada is committed to using its resources to help the small business community better understand the country’s population and society, as well as the context in which businesses operate.

Check it out!

Managing your business during COVID-19

Resources for businesses, their employees and self‑employed individuals including financial support, loans and access to credit.

Find more resources here. 

Business Benefits Finder

Answer a few questions to generate a tailored list of supports for your business.

Find out more here. 

Description

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government acted swiftly to provide support to protect Canadians and support people and businesses, adapting its response as the pandemic evolved. The government’s broad suite of support measures has helped families, protected jobs, and supported businesses across Canada. More than eight of every ten dollars spent to fight COVID-19 and support Canadians continues to come from the federal government.

This has, in many ways, been a two-speed recession. There have been businesses that have managed to adapt to the pandemic and to prosper. But others have been shut down outright by necessary public health restrictions or deeply limited in what they can do—and many of these highly affected businesses have been our small businesses. We need them to get back on their feet. They are the backbone of our economy, our main streets, and our communities.

Budget 2021 is a plan to make targeted investments in Canada’s businesses so they can hire and train Canada’s workers, who will then have more money to spend, spurring our recovery and growing an economy with more opportunities for everyone. It is a plan to help our businesses, especially small businesses, adopt new technologies. Restoring permanent and long-term economic growth means that we must help our businesses to come back stronger than ever before.

Find out how Budget 2021 will help your business make a strong recovery as the economy safely reopens.

Canada Business App

New features to make it even easier to find government programs and services!

  • Easy navigation to government programs and services
  • Recommendations tailored to your business
  • Personalized notifications straight to your phone
  • Easy access to COVID-19 support and other programs and services
  • Answers to help you start up, scale up and access new markets

Find government programs and services at your fingertips.

Calling All Suppliers

Closes: June 23, 2020

1.4 Aboriginal Business

“This Request for Proposal is strictly limited to Aboriginal Businesses. This Request for Proposal is issued by Canada as part of its response to the COVID-19. This Request for Proposal  is not part of Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB) and is not meant to change the government’s eligibility criteria under PSAB for future procurement.”

https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-PV-961-78791

Avoiding or Minimizing the Impact from Layoffs

UPDATE: 

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2021/03/government-announces-wage-and-rent-subsidy-amounts-to-remain-unchanged-through-to-june0.html

Eligibility:

Have had a CRA payroll account on March 15, 2020, be under the employer criteria, have experienced a drop in revenue

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy/cews-frequently-asked-questions.html#h_2

Description:

Applications for claim period 14 (March 14, 2021 to April 10, 20201) now open.

Government updated changes and extensions found here

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy/cews-what-changes.html

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html

Eligibility:
All legal small and medium-sized enterprises

Description:
The program provides Employment Insurance (EI) benefits to top off the wages (based on an EI formula) to eligible employees who agree to reduce their normal working hours and share the available work while their employer recovers. As part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 response, the maximum length of a work-sharking agreement has been doubled from 38 to 76 weeks and processing time has been reduced from 30 days to 10 days. Employees on a Work-

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/frequently-asked-questions-wage-subsidy-small-businesses.html

Eligibility:
Year-round businesses that have been in business in Canada for at least one year.

Description:
Sharing agreement must agree to a reduced schedule of work and to share the available work over a specified period of time.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/work-sharing.html

Eligibility:
Individuals residing in Canada who have lost employment income as the result of COVID-19 or who are eligible for EI regular or sickness benefits and who had Individuals residing in Canada who have lost employment income as the result of COVID-19 or who are eligible for EI regular or sickness benefits and who had income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of their application.

Description:
Provides $2,000 a month for up to 28 weeks* for individuals who have lost all of their income as the result of COVID-19.
Employees who are furloughed can also receive the Benefit.

*this benefit was originally available for a maximum of 2 months.

CERB Transitioning to EI:

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) ends when you’ve received 28 weeks of benefits or on October 3, 2020, whichever comes first. For those who applied through the Canada Revenue Agency, the last four-week period for the CERB was August 30, 2020 through Septemer 26, 2020. However, you can still apply for the CERB retroactively through CRA.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

Eligibility:
The government will be transitioning to an amended Employment Insurance (EI) program on September 27, 2020.

Description:
EI insurance premium rates will be frozen for two years, so Canadian workers and businesses will not face immediate increases to costs and payroll deductions due to the additional expenses resulting from the pandemic.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html

Description:
The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. The CRB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

If you are eligible for the CRB, you can receive $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) for a 2-week period.
If your situation continues past 2 weeks, you will need to apply again. You may apply up to a total of 13 eligibility periods (26 weeks) between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.

Apply 

Description:
The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they’re sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19. The CRSB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

If you’re eligible for the CRSB, you can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for a 1-week period.
If your situation continues past 1 week, you will need to apply again. You may apply up to a total of 2 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.

Apply

Description:
The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care. This applies if their school, regular program or facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19, or because they’re sick, self-isolating, or at risk of serious health complications due to COVID-19. The CRCB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

If you’re eligible for the CRCB, your household can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period.

If your situation continues past 1 week, you will need to apply again.

Apply 

Provincial/Territorial Measures

Alberta

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
Corporate income tax balances and instalment payments coming due between March 18, 2020 and Aug. 31, 2020 are deferred until Aug. 31, 2020. Additionally, Workers Compensation Board premiums have been deferred until early 2021, education property taxes have been deferred by 6 months, and small businesses can defer their electricity and natural gas payments by 90 days.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.alberta.ca/corporate-income-tax.aspx

Eligibility:
Small businesses

Description:
Free advice, coaching and information on COVID-19 resources and supports.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://businesslink.ca/

British Columbia

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
Extending the filing and payment deadlines for the Employer Health Tax. sales taxes, municipal and regional district tax, motor fuel tax and carbon tax until September 30, 2020. Additionally, the school property tax rate for commercial properties has been reduced for commercial properties to achieve an average 25% reduction in the total property tax bill for most businesses and the provincial Carbon Tax and sweetened carbonated drinks tax will remain at current levels until further notice. WorkSafeBC is also postponing reporting and payment deadlines and BC Hydro is providing customers the option to defer payments with no penalty for up to three months.

Where to apply/get more information:

Sales Tax related 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/taxes/sales-taxes/publications/notice-2020-002-covid-19-sales-tax-changes.pdf

Hydro related

https://www.bchydro.com/news/conservation/2020/covid-19-updates.html

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
Support services operated by Small Business BC to offer information to support businesses during COVID-19. This will serve as the single point of contact for businesses throughout the province looking for more information on resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://covid.smallbusinessbc.ca/hc/en-us

Eligibility:

  • The majority share of the business is owned by one or more B.C. residents
  • The business has been operating in B.C. for at least 18 months as of your date of application to this grant program
  • The business’s sole or primary operations are located and conducted in B.C.
    • The business is registered in B.C.
    • The business is current and pays taxes in B.C.
    • The business is currently operating (Businesses that are seasonal or temporarily closed are also eligible)
  • The business employs up to 149 people in B.C. for at least four months of the calendar year
    • This includes businesses that had employees or contracted staff prior to February 1, 2020
    • For businesses that do not have staff, please tell us in your application how the grant funding will support your recovery and benefit your community
  • The business had positive cash flow for the last financial statement, prior to February 1, 2020
  • The business experienced revenue losses compared to the same period in 2019 of:
    • At least 70% at some point during March or April 2020* and
    • At least 30% at some point during May 2020 to present*
  • The business’s ownership has not prepared the business for closure, dissolution or for sale following February 1, 2020

*Seasonal businesses should provide information relevant to their specific business cycle.

Description:

The Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant program provides fully funded grants to businesses to ensure they have the support they need during and beyond COVID-19.

Grants of $10,000 to $30,000 are available to small and medium sized B.C. businesses impacted by COVID-19. An additional $5,000 to $15,000 grant is available to eligible tourism-related businesses.

The program runs until March 31, 2021 or until the funds are fully allocated, whichever comes first.

 

Where to apply/get more information: 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/economic-recovery/business-recovery-grant

Manitoba

Eligibility: 

Applicants are subject to the following eligibility requirements:

  • Eligible organizations Include Winnipeg small businesses and not-for-profits that were forced to prohibit access to their premises as a result of the public health orders effective November 12, 2020 or thereafter.
  • Applicants must have fewer than 100 employees.
  • Organizations must have been engaged in business and its physical premises open for public access  immediately prior to the implementation of public health orders on November 12, 2020.
  • Organizations must consent to having their organization disclosed in a public  report as a grant recipient and the specific business expenses covered by the funding.
  • In accordance with the City of Winnipeg Charter Act, if the applicant currently has outstanding business taxes owing to the City, any approved grant will first be applied to the outstanding tax balance.

Description: 

The City of Winnipeg has launched the Winnipeg COVID-19 Economic Support Grant Program in order to assist Winnipeg small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that have been forced to prohibit access to their premises  due to COVID-19 public health restrictions effective November 12, 2020. The City will be distributing a total of $3 million to eligible local businesses and organizations with funding provided by the federal Safe Restart Agreement.

Small businesses and not-for-profit organizations can now apply online for a non-repayable grant of $1,500. The grant can be used for rent, utilities, wages, personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitizing equipment, or other business expenses incurred.

Where to apply/get more information: 

Link: https://winnipeg.ca/emergweb/covid-19/economic-support-grant.stm

Additional information: 

Link: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/business/index.html

New Brunswick

Eligibility:
Small businesses employing 1 to 49 employees with sales of less than $10 million and that were financially viable prior to the COVID-19 crisis.

Description:
Working capital loans of up to $100,000 to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, at an interest rate of 4% with six months of deferred interest payments and 12 months of deferred principal payments. Loans are funded by the Government of New Brunswick and administered by the Community Business Development Corporation. Applicants must have explored options with their primary financial institution and federal support programs.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.cbdc.ca/en/gnb-small-business-emergency-working-capital-program

Eligibility:
Privately-held businesses in business for at least 24 months and that were financially viable prior to the COVID-19 crisis.

Description:
Opportunities New Brunswick will provide working capital loans of $100,000 to $1 million, at an interest rate of 4% with six months of deferred interest payments and 12 months of deferred principal payments. Max term 5 years. Applicants must have explored options with their primary financial institution and federal support programs.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://onbcanada.ca/covid19-working-capital-loans-new-brunswick/

Northwest Territories

Eligibility:
The NBRF supports small and medium-sized territorial businesses operating in one or more of the territories, and which are currently, and expect to continue, operating at a loss as a direct result of economic disruptions associated with COVID-19. Note: Businesses with fewer than 20 employees will be prioritized.

Description:
The Northern Business Relief Fund (NBRF) provides short term support, in the form of a non-repayable grant, for ongoing operational costs to small- and medium-sized territorial businesses impacted by economic disruptions due to COVID-19. The fund will provide eligible territorial SMEs with short-term relief for operational costs in the form of a non-repayable grant ranging from $2,500 to a maximum of $100,000. The funding will cover a maximum period of 4 months, retroactive to April 1, 2020.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1587153226618/1587153246025

https://www.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1588095260274/1588095286754

Eligibility:
Indigenous-owned businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 can apply for this funding to support their immediate working capital and operational needs.

Description:
The Emergency Loan Program, which is a component of the Indigenous Business Stabilization Program, is designed as an emergency measure to support small business owners in meeting their immediate operating cash flow needs. These funds are not intended to replace government or other bank/lender emergency financing/funds that are available to businesses in Canada.

Where to apply/get more information:

Link https://files.constantcontact.com/5ce59cb2401/04897f71-78e5-42ce-a16d-b99b28d56992.pdf

 

Link  https://www.myyellowknifenow.com/49682/akaitcho-bdc-announces-emergency-loan-program-for-indigenous-businesses-in-need/

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
The Government of the Northwest Territories is waiving interest charges on all late tax returns between March 15 and June 30, 2020.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.gov.nt.ca/sites/flagship/files/documents/backgrounder.pdf

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
Loans of up to $25,000 (or more if the need is clearly addressed) are being made available to qualified NWT-owned businesses at a rate of 1.75%. Loans will be amortized for up to five years with options for payment deferment for 3 months upon request. Principal postponement on existing loans for up to three months.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.bdic.ca/

Eligibility:

  • Demonstration of financial need for a 30 – 60 day period due to cash flow issues resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, backed up by supporting documents such as:
    • Monthly expenses for the operation of your business for the next 30 days
    • Information which shows a change in revenues to your business within the last 60 days;
  • A completed loan application form;
  • A summary of other business relief that you have applied for or received due to COVID-19;
  • A valid Tourism Operator License if you are a Tourism Operator;
  • A copy of your valid driver’s license; and
  • A copy of your valid NWT business license.

Description:

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is offering low interest loans to NWT businesses through the NWT Business Development and Investment Corporation(link is external) (BDIC) during the COVID-19 health pandemic.

Apply:

link https://www.iti.gov.nt.ca/en/bdic-working-capital-loans

Description: 

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is asking NWT businesses to apply for the benefit on behalf of their eligible workers in order to make the program delivery efficient.

In return, the GNWT will compensate the participating businesses with a one-time payment of $50 per eligible employee for each extension period.

Businesses are asked to submit the following information for their employees who earn less than $18/hour and are at least 15 years old for the application period:

  • employee’s name;
  • current hourly pay rate paid by business; and
  • the number of hours worked at regular pay.

Where to apply/more information: 

Link https://www.fin.gov.nt.ca/sites/fin/files/resources/nwt_wage_top-up_program_implementaton_policy.pdf

Link https://www.fin.gov.nt.ca/en/services/nwt-wage-top-program

Eligibility: 

Refer to the 2020-2021 SEED Program Guideline for the COVID-19 Response for more details on new priorities for business proposals

Description: 

To promote and support the NWT private business sector through these difficult economic times, the Department of Industry, Tourism, and Investment has reallocated internal resources and supplemented its 2020-2021 program guidelines to prioritize funding proposals supporting local employment and community investment that will support and promote economic recovery.

Where to apply/more information:

Link https://www.iti.gov.nt.ca/en/services/support-entrepreneurs-and-economic-development-seed

Nova Scotia

Eligibility:
Small Business

Description:
Enhancing the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, delivered through Nova Scotia Credit Unions, to make it easier for businesses to access credit up to $500,000. For those who do not qualify for a loan, the Government of Nova Scotia will guarantee the first $100,000. Principle and interest payments under the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program will also be deferred until June 30.

Where to apply/get more information:

http://www.novascotia.coop/programs/small-business-loan-guarantee-program/

Eligibility:
Small Business

Description:
Eligible small businesses will receive a grant of 15% of their revenue from sales, either from April 2019 or February 2020, up to a maximum of $5,000.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/support/#support-for-business

Eligibility: 

  • be registered to do business in Nova Scotia
  • not be a corporate store of a franchise network with establishments located outside Atlantic Canada
  • be primarily engaged in one of these business activities in Nova Scotia:
    • gym or fitness establishment
    • hair salon or barber shop
    • spa
    • nail salon
    • body art establishment
    • restaurant offering in-person dining service
    • bar or licensed drinking establishment (excluding winery and distillery tasting rooms and craft taprooms)
  • have either:
    • received benefits under the Nova Scotia Small Business Impact Grant (Part 1 or 2) or the Small Business Reopening and Support Program
    • experienced a year-over-year decline in revenues of at least 30% in any of the three months of April, May or June 2020
    • started business operations in Nova Scotia on or after 1 January 2020
  • conduct eligible business activities primarily from business premises in Nova Scotia that are assessed at a commercial tax rate
  • have not received rebates through the Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program

Description: 

The COVID-19 Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program will provide eligible businesses with a one-time rebate of $1,000 or 50% of property taxes paid for the last 6 months of the 2020 – 2021 tax year. Applications will be available soon.

Where to apply/more information: 

link https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/small-business-real-property-tax-rebate/

Nunavut

Eligibility:
The NBRF supports small and medium-sized territorial businesses operating in one or more of the territories, and which are currently, and expect to continue, operating at a loss as a direct result of economic disruptions associated with COVID-19. Note: Businesses with fewer than 20 employees will be prioritized.

Description:
The Northern Business Relief Fund (NBRF) provides short term support, in the form of a non-repayable grant, for ongoing operational costs to small- and medium-sized territorial businesses impacted by economic disruptions due to COVID-19. The fund will provide eligible territorial SMEs with short-term relief for operational costs in the form of a non-repayable grant ranging from $2,500 to a maximum of $100,000. The funding will cover a maximum period of 4 months, retroactive to April 1, 2020.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1587153226618/1587153246025

https://www.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1588095260274/1588095286754

Eligibility:
All self-employed Nunavut residents and businesses majority- owned by Nunavut residents

Description:
Small businesses can apply for up to $5,000 in the form of a non-repayable contribution.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://gov.nu.ca/economic-development-and-transportation/programs-services/small-business-support-program

Ontario

  • On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the Government of Ontario will require patrons to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings.
  • A list of the affected businesses and settings are as follows:
    • The indoor areas of restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments where dance facilities are not provided, but not with respect to takeout and delivery service.
    • The indoor and outdoor areas of food or drink establishments where dance facilities are provided, including nightclubs, restoclubs and other similar establishments, but not with respect to takeout and delivery service.
    • The indoor areas of meeting and event spaces, including conference centres or convention centres, but not including places described in subsection 4 (2) of this Schedule.
    • The indoor areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities, including waterparks and personal physical fitness trainers, including, for greater certainty, the indoor areas of facilities where spectators watch events, but not including places described in subsection 16 (4) of Schedule 2.
    • The indoor areas of casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments.
    • The indoor areas of concert venues, theatres and cinemas.
    • The indoor areas of bathhouses, sex clubs and strip clubs.
    • The indoor areas of horse racing tracks, car racing tracks and other similar venues.
    • The indoor areas of places where commercial film and television production takes place, where there is a studio audience. For the purposes of this paragraph, a member of the studio audience is considered to be a patron of the production
    • 3. The new regulation does not apply where a patron is entering an indoor area solely:
    • to use a washroom;
    • to access an outdoor area that can only be accessed through an indoor route;
    • to make a retail purchase;
    • while placing or picking up an order, including placing a bet or picking up winnings in the case of a horse racing track;
    • while paying for an order;
    • to purchase admission; or
    • as may be necessary for the purposes of health and safety.
  • These requirements do not apply to employees.
  • In advance of September 22, 2021, all Ontarians can print or download their vaccination receipt here: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/app-home

 

  • The Ministry of Health has noted that vaccination document provided by an Indigenous health provider is an accepted proof of vaccination.

 

  • The patron seeking entry to the business is solely responsible for demonstrating that they are the legitimate holder of the vaccination receipt.  The patron seeking entry must also confirm their identity using an identification document that contains their name and date of birth.

 

  • The Ministry is working on additional supports and services to assist Ontario residents who need help obtaining proof of vaccination, including requesting a copy be sent by mail. Those who need support obtaining a copy of their vaccination receipt including those who do not have access to a computer or printer can call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

 

 

There are a few exceptions to this new requirement, which are outlined in the regulation that was published by the Ministry of Health.  A link to the regulations can be found here:  O. Reg. 645/21: RULES FOR AREAS AT STEP 3 AND AT THE ROADMAP EXIT STEP (ontario.ca)

 

The Ministry of Health’s guidance document can be found here: Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act (gov.on.ca)

Link https://covid-19.ontario.ca/index.html

Link https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions

Why is the province issuing a stay-at-home order while also permitting curb-side pickup?

This question assumes every single person in Ontario has easy access to online shopping or that there is a big-box retailer in their community. This isn’t the case for many Ontarians who live in rural and remote areas.

We’ve learned a lot over the past year responding to this pandemic, including the fact that what may be essential to someone in Timmins and how they buy that item may not be essential to someone in downtown Toronto, who can easily buy items online for delivery. The Government of Ontario determining what retailers may be considered essential risks cutting off many Ontarians who don’t live in Toronto or an urban centre from access to necessary goods.

What is an essential item?

The Government of Ontario cannot determine what is essential for every person in this province, each with their own unique circumstances and regional considerations. Legally defining what is essential risks cutting people off from goods that may legitimately be necessary for their health, well-being and safety.

What is an essential trip?

The Government of Ontario cannot determine what is essential for every person in this province, each with their own unique circumstances and regional considerations. That said, we have provided broad categories that people should consider before leaving their home: food, health-care services, including medication, exercise or work, where someone’s job cannot be done at home.

What is essential work?

The stay-at-home order does not define what work or jobs are essential. Rather, it now mandates that anyone who can work from home must now do so. For example, someone working in retail obviously can’t do their job from home and would be permitted to go to work.

Why hasn’t the province defined who can or should work from home?

The Government of Ontario cannot review tens of millions of job descriptions to determine who can work from home. As such, we are relying on the best judgment and common sense of employers to determine who can do so. If an employee believes they should be working from home, they can contact the Ministry of Labour to file a health and safety complaint.

Why can people still gather in groups of five outdoors?

The outdoor gathering limit of five is in recognition of the fact that some people live alone and may require the company or support of others for their mental and physical well-being. Anyone gathering outside is expected to adhere to physical distancing measures and are now strongly urged to wear a mask.

Can people leave home to exercise? Can I go to my local playground or basketball court?

Yes, exercise is considered an essential reason for leaving your home. What that means will be unique to each individual Ontarian: some may wish to go for a walk around the block, while others may wish to go to a local basketball court with their household to shoot some hoops.

We recommend that Ontarians consult their local public health unit or municipality to understand what recreational amenities are open in their community.

Can someone living alone still join up with another household?

Yes, they can exclusively join one other household. This is to support their mental health and well-being, as well as to ensure those requiring support continue to have access to essential caregivers.

Is there a time limit for how long people can leave their homes?

No. That said, we’re asking Ontarians to use their best judgement when leaving their home for essential reasons. They should limit the number of stores they go to and spend as little time outside of their home as possible.

Is there a limit on the number of times someone can leave their home in a day?

No. That said, we’re asking Ontarians to use their best judgement when leaving their home for essential reasons. They should limit the number of stores they go to and spend as little time outside of their home as possible.

Can people travel to their cottages or secondary residences?

Right now, we are asking people to stay home and only leave their home for essential purposes, which could include emergency maintenance of a secondary residence. In the spirit of the stay-at-home order, at this time we are not recommending intra-provincial travel.

The government of Ontario is providing up to $10 million to Indigenous-owned small and medium sized businesses to help them with much needed capital as the province begins to safely and gradually reopen the economy.

Loans of up to $50,000 will be available to businesses that are either ineligible for, or unable to access, existing federal and provincial COVID-19 response initiatives for small businesses. The funding is being delivered through the Support for People and Jobs Fund.

Link: https://news.ontario.ca/mirr/en/2020/06/ontario-supporting-indigenous-owned-businesses-during-covid-19.html

Eligibility:
Eligible applicants must:
Be a Canadian or provincially incorporated business, co-operative or an Indigenous-owned business located in SOUTHERN ONTARIO with 1 to 499 full-time equivalent employees; be facing funding pressures with fixed operating costs as a result of COVID-19; have been a viable business before the COVID-19 pandemic and plan to continue to operate their business or resume operations; have already applied to other Government of Canada emergency credit relief measures for which they are eligible, as outlined in the program guidelines.

Description:
The RRRF seeks to provide support to southern Ontario SMEs that:
Do not qualify for, or have been rejected from, current Government of Canada COVID-19 relief measures. To be considered eligible for the RRRF in southern Ontario, SMEs will have already applied to other Government of Canada emergency credit relief measures, for which they are eligible, including Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA); Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) – Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Co-Lending and Export Development Corporation (EDC) Loan Guarantee programs; BDC COVID-19 Working Capital loans; as well as, Other targeted and sector-specific COVID-19 programs (e.g., funding for Indigenous Entrepreneurs, Farm Credit Canada).

Applications open until June 30, 2021

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/02583.html?OpenDocument#eligibility

https://cfontario.ca/find-cfdc-office-pf-en

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
From April 1 to August 31, the Province will not apply any penalty or interest on any late-filed returns or incomplete or late tax payments under the majority of provincially administered taxes. Additionally, all employers covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board will be able to defer premium payments for six months.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://budget.ontario.ca/2020/marchupdate/relief-measures.html
https://news.ontario.ca/mol/en/2020/03/ontario-enabling-financial-relief-for-businesses-1.html

Ontario Small Business Support Grant:
Applications are NOW CLOSED for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which helps small businesses that are required to close or significantly restrict services under the Provincewide Shutdown effective December 26, 2020.

Indigenous-owned small businesses can apply for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant without a business number through a dedicated application form on the application portal: app.grants.gov.on.ca/msrf/#/

Learn more about eligibility and how to apply: 

https://www.ontario.ca/page/businesses-get-help-covid-19-costs

Prince Edward Island

Eligibility:
All businesses, except start-ups

Description:
Small business loan of up to $100,000 at a fixed interest rate of 4%, with a 12-month deferral of principal and interest payments

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/emergency-working-capital-financing

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
Grant of up to $2,500 covering the costs of professional business advice for addressing a COVID-19 related business challenge.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/covid-19-business-adaptation-advice-program

Eligibility:
Self-employed individuals

Description:
Self-employed individuals who have lost income as the result of COVID-19 can receive $500 per week retroactively for the period of March 16 to March 29, 2020

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/emergency-income-relief-self-employed

Application Deadline: April, 15, 2021

Eligibility 

The Prince Edward Island Emergency Payment for Workers program is a temporary program designed to provide financial support to Prince Edward Island residents who meet the minimum eligibility criteria.

Description 

The Prince Edward Island Emergency Payment for Workers program provides financial support to residents of Prince Edward Island who have lost their job/ laid off, loss of their primary source of income, or have seen their hours significantly reduced due to recent public health orders related to COVID-19 announced February 28, 2021. This emergency income program is a one-time lump sum payment of $500 from the Government of Prince Edward Island.  This emergency benefit is taxable income.

More info 

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/prince-edward-island-emergency-payment-workers

Application Deadline: December, 31, 2021

Eligibility 

This new program will provide funding in the form of a repayable loan to qualified applicants. Interest payments on loans approved through this program will qualify for interest relief (interest payment made behalf of the client) from Tourism PEI for a period of 18 months with Finance PEI offering principal deferrals to match the same 18 month period.

The total obligation of the Government of Prince Edward Island under this Tourism Assistance Loan program will not exceed Fifty Million Dollars ($50,000,000) in loan principal, unless increased by the Government of Prince Edward Island. Finance PEI & Tourism PEI will accept applications under this program from April 18th, 2020 to December 31st, 2021.

Eligibility 

Eligible applicants must be a ‘for profit entity’ operating within one of the following sectors:

  • Must be licensed tourism accommodations (e.g. hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, inn, resort, cottage operations, campgrounds);For licensed tourism accommodations where the owner resides to assist with operations, the business must have minimum annual revenue prior to Covid-19 of $50,000.00, or a minimum of at least 4 guest bedrooms with private bathrooms that are assigned to the exclusive use of a guest or party of guests and hospitality is provided by the tourism operator.
  • Food and beverage service (e.g. restaurant, bar, brewery);
  • Local artisans and artists (e.g. pottery, artwork);
  • Locally-owned retail and gift shops that cater primarily to Tourism;
  • Attractions (e.g. museum);
  • Tourism service/experience providers;
  • Event companies;
  • Adventure (e.g. kayaking, amusement park, golf); and/or
  • Tour operator.

More info/apply here

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/tourism-assistance-loan-program

Eligibility 

You may be eligible to access the Prince Edward Island Broadband Fund (PEIBF) if you are:

  • A Prince Edward Island for-profit business that is a sole proprietorship, partnership, cooperative or limited liability company that requires access to new or upgraded services to their business premises.
  • Not-for-profit businesses
  • Teleworking access

Description 

The Prince Edward Island Broadband Fund provides financial assistance to local Prince Edward Island internet service providers (ISPs)communities and businesses for the installation of infrastructure for enhanced broadband services. Through this program, partnerships and collaborations are encouraged and support is provided for increased service levels, improved access and consumer choice for connectivity.

The Prince Edward Island Broadband Fund (PEIBF) provides a contribution of up to 50% of the eligible costs for a project approved for funding. Applications must be submitted prior to the start of a project; any expenses incurred before the submission of an application are ineligible.

Apply/more info 

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/pei-broadband-fund-businesses

Quebec

Eligibility:
Essential workers

Description:
Essential workers making gross wages of $550 or less per week can apply to receive a taxable benefit of $400 per month to make up the difference between the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and their wages.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.revenuquebec.ca/en/press-room/news/details/167331/

Eligibility:
All businesses that can demonstrate the impact of COVID-19 on their operations

Description:
Provides loans or guarantees of up to $50,000, administered through Regional County Municipalities or Local Investment Funds

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.quebec.ca/entreprises-et-travailleurs-autonomes/aide-urgence-pme-covid-19/

Eligibility:
All businesses, with some exclusions

Description:
Loan guarantees or working capital loans of at least $50,000

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.investquebec.com/quebec/en/financial-products/all-our-solutions/Concerted-temporary-action-program-for-businesses.html

Saskatchewan

Eligibility:
Businesses with less than 500 employees that have been ordered to temporarily close or curtail operations through a COVID-19 public health order.

Description:
One-time grant for small and medium-sized businesses directly affected by government public health orders. Grants will be based on 15% of a business’ monthly sales revenue in either April 2019 or February 2020, to a maximum of $5,000.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-for-businesses-and-workers/saskatchewan-small-business-emergency-payment-program

Applications close June, 30, 2021.

Eligibility 

Eligible trainees must be:

  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with a valid Social Insurance Number; and
  • an existing employee of the applying employer (that is, currently on the payroll of the company).

Temporary Foreign Workers, volunteers, or business owners that are not employees of the business are not eligible.

Description 

The program is an employer-driven, short term training program that provides eligible employers with financial support to train employees.

The objectives of the RSTS are to:

  • provide enhanced training support to ensure employers are able to access training to maintain business activities while promoting workplace safety and stimulating competitiveness;
  • ensure employers are equipped with the skills needed to remain operational and adjust business models; and
  • prepare employers for the safe re-opening of a social-distancing economy.

Apply/More Information

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-for-businesses-and-workers/re-open-saskatchewan-training-subsidy#eligibility

Yukon

Eligibility:
The NBRF supports small and medium-sized territorial businesses operating in one or more of the territories, and which are currently, and expect to continue, operating at a loss as a direct result of economic disruptions associated with COVID-19. Note: Businesses with fewer than 20 employees will be prioritized.

Description:
The Northern Business Relief Fund (NBRF) provides short term support, in the form of a non-repayable grant, for ongoing operational costs to small- and medium-sized territorial businesses impacted by economic disruptions due to COVID-19. The fund will provide eligible territorial SMEs with short-term relief for operational costs in the form of a non-repayable grant ranging from $2,500 to a maximum of $100,000. The funding will cover a maximum period of 4 months, retroactive to April 1, 2020.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1587153226618/1587153246025

https://www.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1588095260274/1588095286754

Eligibility:
Businesses that have had to cancel events

Description:
The Government of Yukon is establishing a criteria- based grant program that would address certain expenses related to event cancellations due to COVID-19. Criteria to be established will focus on losses related to perishable goods and cancellation of accommodation and services.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://yukon.ca/en/news/premier-silver-announces-stimulus-package-support-businesses-and-workers

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
The Government of Yukon will waive, reimburse or delay government fee collection, such as airport landing fees. Additionally, Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety premium payments will be deferred, and penalties and interest will be waived. Any payments made up front will be reimbursed.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://yukon.ca/en/news/premier-silver-announces-stimulus-package-support-businesses-and-workers