COVID-19: Guide to Federal and Provincial Relief Programs

Current as of November 9, 2020.

2 minutes de lecture
09 novembre 2020

Download PDF summary of federal and provincial relief programs

Across Canada, government responses to COVID-19 have resulted in the rapid creation of a significant number of relief programs for businesses and individuals. These programs span federal, provincial, and municipal governments, and many are being offered in partnership with financial institutions.

However, relief program availability continues to change rapidly, and also varies based on location and circumstances. This makes it difficult for businesses and individuals to know what resources are available at any given time.

To assist with this matter, Gowling WLG has prepared the attached resource to aggregate government relief programs across the country. The guide, which is updated regularly, also provides key insights about access and eligibility.

Topics covered within the guide include:

  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
  • Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
  • Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)
  • GST and HST
  • Canadian businesses of all sizes
  • Business owners
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Employment Insurance
  • Government of Canada
  • Income taxes
  • Operating costs
  • Property ownership
  • COVID-19 pandemic updates

If you have questions about government relief programs that might be available based on your location and circumstances, reach out to any one of the authors. We will continue to update this resource as new relief programs are released. 

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