COVID-19 and Your Business: Issue 6

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Safety measures make business travel easier as border restrictions ease

Canada is easing public health measures for travellers who are fully vaccinated and allowed to enter the country. American citizens and U.S. permanent residents, living in the U.S., who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entry and are arriving from the U.S., are allowed to enter Canada for non-essential travel if they meet all mandatory requirements.

This means increased caution to keep you, your customers, and visitors safe. Eligible travellers must enter their contact and travel information into ArriveCAN prior to boarding a flight or arriving at a land border crossing, provide proof of vaccination, meet the pre-entry test requirements, and be asymptomatic upon arrival in Canada.

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Support for Canada's tourism businesses

With more Canadians getting their COVID-19 vaccines, we have reason for optimism.

To help the tourism sector recover, the government has made available a package of supports, totaling $1 billion over three years, including:

  • $500 million through the Tourism Relief Fund administered by Canada's regional development agencies
    • A minimum of $50 million will go toward supporting Indigenous tourism initiatives.
  • $400 million for festivals and events
  • $100 million to Destination Canada to promote Canadian destinations and increase interest in travel throughout the country (while continuing to respect important health and safety considerations)  

More information about the Tourism Relief Fund

Government resources and supports

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Free COVID-19 rapid tests for workplace screening

Learn more about the benefits of workplace screening and about ordering free rapid tests for your employees.

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Call for applications to deliver new loan fund

The Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund will help more women entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

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Financial support for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Access programs to help your business during the pandemic.

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Business Benefits Finder

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

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Support for reopening

Find out how Budget 2021 will help your business make a strong recovery as the economy safely reopens.

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Canada Business App

Find government programs and services at your fingertips.

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.