GOVERNMENT COVID-19 INITIATIVES



Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

CERB may provide you with temporary income support. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks.




Canada Emergency Wage Benefit (CEWB)

You may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to June 6, 2020 





Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

CEBA provides much-needed credit for small businesses to pay for immediate operating costs such as payroll, rent, utilities, insurance, property tax, or debt service.




Work Share (WS)

Work-Sharing (WS) is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs.




Business Credit Availability Program

Through this program, Export Development Canada (EDC) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) will provide direct lending and other types of financial support. 





Farm Credit

Increased flexibility to farmers who face cash flow issues and to processors who are impacted by lost sales, the Farm Credit Canada.




Ontario Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance

Provides forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners experiencing potential rent shortfalls.




Regional Relief and Recovery Fund - Program guidelines

RRRF, delivered by FedDev Ontario, will provide financial contributions (interest-free loans) to provide support to southern Ontario SMEs that do not qualify for or have been rejected from current, Government COVID relief measures.