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Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan 
              

These topics are linked to the Government of Canada website.  The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to keep up to date on the latest relief programs available to individuals, corporations, associations, and other organizations, please check back regularly to find out if you could benefit from any of these programs.  You can always call us to get help with applications to any of these programs.  Call us now for assistance at                                .

Recent Changes to CRA & COVID-19:

Call 1-833-966-2099 about COVID-19 related benefits administered by the CRA.

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SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS:

Individuals and families

  • Employment Insurance (EI) program

  • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)

  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

  • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

  • Mortgage payment deferral

Persons with disabilities

  • Special one-time, tax-free, non-reportable payment

Post-secondary students and recent graduates

  • Helping student loan borrower

Seniors

  • Temporarily extending the Guaranteed Income Supplement and Allowance payments

  • Reduced minimum withdrawals for Registered Retirement Income Funds

Indigenous peoples

  • Supporting Indigenous communities

  • Boosting the On-Reserve Income Assistance Program

  • Funding for additional health care resources for Indigenous communities

  • Expanding and improving access to mental wellness services

  • Making personal hygiene products and nutritious food more affordable

  • Providing support to Indigenous post-secondary students

  • Ensuring a safe return to school for First Nations

  • New shelters to protect and support Indigenous women and children fleeing violence

Indigenous peoples can also access all other benefits.

Find the support you need - this link advises on the most appropriate relief programs available to you.

 

 

SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES:

Avoiding layoffs, rehiring employees and creating new jobs

  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

  • Extending the Work-Sharing program

  • Creating new jobs and opportunities for youth

  • Extension of lay-off periods

 

Taxes and tariffs

  • Waiving tariffs on certain medical goods

Financial support, loans and access to credit

  • Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) interest-free loans

  • Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

  • Loan Guarantee for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

  • Co-Lending Program for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

  • Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

  • Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

  • Mid-Market Financing Program

  • Mid-Market Guarantee and Financing Program

  • Businesses in the territories

  • Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF)

  • Additional support by sector

Targeted support

  • Supporting Black-led business organizations through the National Ecosystem Fund

  • Supporting Black business owners and entrepreneurs through the Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund

  • Young entrepreneurs

Support for self-employed individuals

  • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)

  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

  • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

Indigenous businesses

  • Relief measures for Indigenous businesses

  • Supporting business through the pandemic and into recovery

  • Supporting the Indigenous tourism industry

Indigenous peoples can also access all other benefits.

Supporting financial stability

  • Relief for federally regulated pension plan sponsors

  • Launching an Insured Mortgage Purchase Program

  • Bank of Canada's actions

  • Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions actions

 

Find the support you need for your business - this link advises on the most appropriate relief programs available to you. Answer a few questions to get a personalized list of support

SUPPORT FOR SECTORS:

Agriculture and agri-food

  • Keeping workers in the food supply chain safe

  • Increasing credit availability

  • Protecting the health and safety of farm workers

  • Helping producers faced with additional costs incurred by COVID-19

  • Increasing the Canadian Dairy Commission borrowing limit

  • Increasing interim payments from 50% to 75% through AgriStability

  • Expanding AgriInsurance to include labour shortage

  • Additional support for your business

Aquaculture and fisheries

  • Keeping workers in the food supply chain safe

  • Increasing credit availability

  • Assisting the fish and seafood processing sector

  • Changes to Employment Insurance (EI) fishing benefits

  • Additional support for your business

Culture, heritage and sport

  • Support for Independent production companies

  • Waiving payments for Part I licence fees

  • Additional support for your business

Air transportation

  • Supporting essential air access to remote communities

  • Continuing the supply of essential goods and services to remote and fly-in communities

  • Waiving ground lease rents

  • Additional support for your business

Tourism

  • Additional support for your business

Energy

  • Cleaning up orphan and inactive oil and gas wells

  • Launching the Emissions Reduction Fund

  • Additional support for your business

Academic and research

  • Providing wage support for universities and health research institutes

  • Covering eligible costs to maintain research activities

Infrastructure

  • Funding for communities

  • Flexible funding for community resilience

  • Supporting communities: new ways to adapt spaces and services

Mining

  • Protecting jobs and safe operations of junior mining exploration and other flow-through share issuers

Construction

  • Helping address urgent housing needs of vulnerable individuals

 

SUPPORT FOR ORGANIZATIONS HELPING CANADIANS

People who need it most

  • Helping address urgent housing needs of vulnerable individuals

  • Supporting people experiencing homelessness

  • Supporting women and children experiencing violence

  • Providing youth with mental health support

  • Supporting public health efforts through the Canadian Red Cross

  • Additional support for your organization

Services to those in need

  • Improving access to essential food support

Seniors

  • Supporting the delivery of items and personal outreach

  • Providing immediate and essential services to seniors

People with disabilities

  • Providing resources to improve workplace accessibility and access to jobs

  • Investing in projects through the Accessible Technology Program

 

 

SUPPORT FOR PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES

People who needs it most

Health

Economy

Education

  • Ensuring a safe return to school