COVID-19 and Your Business: Issue 3

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COVID-19 financial supports

To help your business get through the third wave of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has extended emergency supports and developped COVID-19 support and resources.


Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Provides interest-free loans of up to $60,000. Apply by June 30.

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)

Low-interest loans to cover operational needs for hard hit businesses.

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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Helps cover commercial rent or property expenses.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Helps cover employee wages to maintain and hire staff.

Faster together

Let's work together to re-open our doors faster and keep them open

Getting vaccinated is the quickest way for all of us to re-open. Faster Together, a coalition of Canadian businesses and organizations, is promoting the COVID-19 vaccine - and you can help.

Access their free-to-use digital toolkit, which includes social media shareables, newsletter banners and more, to help get the word out.

Access Digital Toolkit

Support for re-opening

Budget 2021 proposes more funding to help your business make a strong recovery as the economy safely re-opens. Highlights include:

  • the Canada Recovery Hiring Program to help rehire and hire staff;
  • the Canada Digital Adoption Program to assist with the cost of new technology; and
  • changes to the Canada Small Business Financing Program to provide more access to loans.

Government resources and supports

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Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund

Applications are now open for loans to help Black businesses start up or grow.

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Canada Business App

Navigate government services and get notifications

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Census Small Business Hub

Census data resources to better understand your target market

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Business Benefits Finder

Answer questions to generate a tailored list of benefits for your business

Together, we can get through this pandemic. For comprehensive information about the current COVID-19 situation, financial resources and vaccines, visit or call 1-833-784-4397.