Covid-19 Resources

Support for Organizations and Businesses

  • The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to businesses and not-for-profits to help cover their operating costs during a period where revenues have been temporarily reduced
  • Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) - This program will lower rent by 75 percent for small businesses that have been affected by COVID-19.  The program will provide forgivable loans to qualifying commercial property owners to cover 50% of three monthly rent payments that are payable by eligible small business tenants who are experiencing financial hardship during April, May, and June.  
  • Temporary 10% Wage Subsidy -A new transfer to cost-share a temporary top-up to the salaries of low-income workers (those who earn less than $2,500 per month on a full-time basis), that the provinces and territories have deemed essential in the fight against COVID-19.

Support for Employees/Individuals

  • Temporary salary top-up for low-income essential workers The government will work with provinces and territories through a new transfer to cost-share a temporary top-up to the salaries of low-income workers (those who earn less than $2,500 per month on a full-time basis), that the provinces and territories have deemed essential in the fight against COVID-19.
  • The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) - We are proposing the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) that would provide support to students and new graduates who are not eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit or Employment Insurance or unable to work due to COVID-19.

For more government updates, visit Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan and Ontario’s new COVID-19 Action Plan for Vulnerable People.  

   

 
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