COVID-19 and Your Business: August 2022 (Issue 16)

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COVID-19 test kits for businesses employing fewer than 200 people

Do you operate a Canadian business that has fewer than 200 employees? If so, you may be eligible to receive free COVID-19 rapid antigen testing kits from a local pharmacy through the Government of Canada's COVID-19 rapid antigen test initiative.

This program is active in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Prince Edward Island.

Ongoing pandemic support

Stay safe while operating during COVID-19

Learn how to reduce the risk of transmission.

Canada's COVID19 Economic Response Plan

Discover supports for businesses and organizations.

Managing your business during COVID-19

Find resources, including financial support, loans and access to credit.


Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment to determine if you can hire a foreign worker to fill labour or skills shortages on a temporary basis.

Grow your business with new digital tools

Need help adopting digital tools within your business? The Canada Digital Adoption Program provides grants, access to digital adoption experts, and 0% interest loans. If you want to update your inventory tracking system, customer relationship management technology or cybersecurity protection, we can help.

Canada Business app

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Check out the Canada Business app for the latest government products and services for businesses:

  • Financial support
  • Cybersecurity resources
  • Help for entrepreneurs with disabilities
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Government resources and supports

Tax tips for first time business filings

Filing taxes as a business for the first time? Information to help new businesses file their first tax return.

Call to action: Canadian Industry for Ukraine

Support displaced Ukrainians arriving in Canada. Check out the Canadian Industry for Ukraine portal to learn how you can help.

For comprehensive information about the current COVID-19 situation, financial resources and vaccines, visit the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) page or call 1-833-784-4397.