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 to Aboriginal Businesses

Eligibility:
Aboriginal Businesses who are existing clients of AFIs

Description:
The Government of Canada is providing $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/

Eligibility:
Extended eligibility:

(New) https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/05/extending-eligibility-for-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy.html

https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/cra-arc/camp-promo/cws-wht-nfgrphcs-en.pdf

Description:
Now extended & includes:

  • Partnerships that are up to 50-per-cent owned by non-eligible members
  • Indigenous government-owned corporations that are carrying on a business, as well as partnerships where the partners are Indigenous governments and eligible employers

Where to apply/get more information:

(NEW)  https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/05/government-extends-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/wage-subsidy.html

https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/cra-arc/camp-promo/cws-clcltr-nf-en.pdf

On June 11th, the Government of Canada announced additional funding totaling $133 million to support Indigenous business through the pandemic and into recovery.

Read the press release

AEDCs across Canada are faced with similar pressures of COVID-19 as other private enterprises and are suffering significant income losses.

Read more

Access to Capital and Other Liquidity Support Measures

Eligibility:
Small businesses and not-for profits with a 2019 payroll of between $20,000 to $1.5 million.
Eligibility was expanded to include those with less than $20,000 in payroll. To qualify, those businesses would need:

  • a business operating account at a participating financial institution
  • a Canada Revenue Agency business number, and to have filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return.
  • eligible non-deferrable expenses between $40,000 and $1.5 million. Eligible non-deferrable expenses could include costs such as rent, property taxes, utilities, and insurance.

Description:
Provides up to $25B to eligible financial institutions so they can provide interest-free loans to small businesses of up to $40,000. These loans—guaranteed and funded by the Government of Canada—will ensure that small businesses have access to the capital they need to cover their operating costs, at a 0% interest rate. If the loan is completely paid off by Dec. 31, 2022, a quarter of the loan will be forgiven.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://ceba-cuec.ca/

Eligibility:
All legal small and medium-sized enterprises

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:
Details are being finalized and will be available shortly from your primary financial institution.

https://www.bdc.ca/en/pages/special-support.aspx

Eligibility:
All legal small and medium-sized enterprises

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/campaign/coronavirus-covid-19.html
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:
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:
Viable Canadian-based oil and gas producers, oilfield service companies and midstream providers

Description:
BDC will be providing viable Canadian-based oil and gas producers, oilfield service companies and midstream providers with loans of between $15 million and $60 million at commercial rates, repayable within 4 years, for operational cashflow and business continuity purposes.

Where to apply/get more information:

Sign up to receive more information at http://www.bdc.ca/coronavirus

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:
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:
Entrepreneurs aged 18-39

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

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

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

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:

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

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.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/04/16/prime-minister-announces-additional-support-small-businesses

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:
All businesses

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

Where to apply/get more information:

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

National Resources

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

Eligibility:
Are you Eligible Infographic:
https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/cra-arc/camp-promo/cws-wht-nfgrphcs-en.pdf

Description:
Qualifying businesses can receive up to 75% in a wage subsidy, for up to three months, retroactive to March 15, 2020. The subsidy will provide up to $847 per week per employee. As well, employers eligible for the CEWS will be entitled to receive a 100-per-cent refund for certain employer-paid contributions to Employment Insurance, the Canada Pension Plan, the Quebec Pension Plan, and the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan for remuneration paid to furloughed employees in a period where the employer is eligible for the CEWS.

Small businesses that do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy may be eligible for the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy, which covers employee wages up to a maximum of $1,375 per employee and up to $25,000 per employer. Employers can claim this subsidy immediately by withholding a portion of payroll tax remittances.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/wage-subsidy.html
https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/cra-arc/camp-promo/cws-clcltr-nf-en.pdf

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 four months for individuals who have lost all of their income as the result of COVID-19.
Employees who are furloughed can also receive the Benefit.

Where to apply/get more information:

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

Eligibility:
Businesses participating in Canada Summer Jobs 2020

Description:
The Government of Canada is extending the Canada Summer Jobs wage subsidy to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum wage for 2020, extending the end date of employment to February 28, 2021, allowing employers to adapt their projects and job activities to support essential services, and allowing employers to hire staff on a part-time basis.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs/temporary-flexibility.html

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:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/taxes/sales-taxes/publications/notice-2020-002-covid-19-sales-tax-changes.pdf
https://www.bchydro.com/news/conservation/2020/covid-19-updates.html
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/news-events/announcements/2020/March/covid-19-situation-your-reporting-payment-deadline

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

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/

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
While the deadline for paying business property taxes remains May 31, late penalties will be reviewed and potentially waived on a case by case basis. Principal and interest payments on loans from the Government of New Brunswick may also be deferred on a case-by-case basis. WorkSafeNB premium payments for February, March and April will be deferred for three months without charge.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/gateways/for_business/covid19. html
https://www.worksafenb.ca/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/as-we-face-the-global-pandemic-of-covid-19-worksafenb-defers-premium-payments-for-three-months-with-qa/

Newfoundland and Labrador

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
Deferring tax returns until June 23, 2020 for the Gasoline Tax, Carbon Tax, Health and Post-Secondary Education Tax, Insurance Companies Tax, Mining and Mineral Rights Tax, Tax on Insurance Premiums, Tobacco Tax

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2020/fin/0407n05/

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:
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/

Nova Scotia

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:
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/
https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200320003

Eligibility:
Small Business

Description:
The Government of Nova Scotia will defer payments until June 30 for all government loans, as well as workers compensation premiums and licence, permit, registration, renewal and service fees

Where to apply/get more information:

https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#support

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/news/covid-19-department-economic-development-and

Ontario

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).

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_02581.html?OpenDocument

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:
Ontario is setting the electricity prices for residential, farm and small business time-of-use customers at the lowest rate, 24 hours a day for 45 days. The province is also providing a temporary increase to the Employer Health Tax (EHT) exemption from $490,000 to $1 million for 2020. With this plan, more than 90% of private-sector employers would not pay EHT in 2020.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/ontario-providing-electricity-relief-to-families-small-businesses-and-farms-during- covid-19.html
https://budget.ontario.ca/2020/marchupdate/action-plan.html#section-3

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

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

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/online-services/online-services/online-services/apply-for-the-incentive-program-to-retain-essential-workers/

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

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
Businesses can defer payment on any tax balance owing to Revenu Quebec until September 1.

Where to apply/get more information:

https://www.revenuquebec.ca/en/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/relief-measures-for-individuals-and-businesses/

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

Eligibility:
All businesses

Description:
Saskatchewan businesses which are unable to remit their PST due to cashflow concerns will have three- month relief from penalty and interest charges. All Crown utilities will implement bill-deferral programs allowing a zero-interest bill deferral for up to six months for Saskatchewan customers whose ability to make bill payments may be impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions. The Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board is also waiving premium penalties for employers from April 1 until June 30, 2020.

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/support-for-businesses

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