Financial Support

Program Name
Type of Funding
Support Details
Contact Details
Emergency Wage Subsidy (EWS)SubsidyEmployers that see a 30% drop in revenue can receive 75% of salaries, to a max of $847/week (up to 3 months retroactive to March 15, 2020). Applications will be available through the CRA online portal on April 27.Canada Revenue Agency
Tel: 1-800-959-5525
Website:https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/wage-subsidy.html
Temporary Wage SubsidiesSubsidyIf ineligible for EWS, can receive 10% of the renumeration paid between March 18 and June 20. Up to $1,375/employee and overall $25,000/employer.Canada Revenue Agency
Tel: 1-800-959-5525
Website:https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/wage-subsidy.html
NRC IRAP Innovation Assistance SubsidyProvides a wage subsidy for up to 12 weeks to SMEs pursuing technology driven innovation that are ineligible for the EWS. Applications open until April 29.Canada Revenue Agency
Email: NRC.Covid19IrapIAP-PAIPariCovid19.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Website: https://nrc.canada.ca/en/support-technology-innovation/nrc-irap-innovation-assistance-program-iap
Deferral of Income Taxes or GST/HST Payments and Import DutiesSubsidyBusinesses can defer income taxes that become owing between March 18 and September 2020. Sales tax remittances and customs duty payments can be deferred until June 30, 2020.Canada Revenue Agency
Tel: 1-800-959-5525
Website:https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/covid-19-filing-payment-dates.html (Income Tax)
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/frequently-asked-questions-gst-hst.html (GST/HST)

Repayable Financial Support

Program Name
Type of Funding
Support Details
Contact Details
Canada Business Emergency AccountLoanInterest free loans of up to $40,000 through the business’s financial institutions. If repaid by December 31, 2022, up to 25% of the loan may be forgiven.Canada Revenue Agency
Tel: 1-800-959-5525
Website:https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/additional-support-for-canadian-businesses-from-the-economic-impact-of-covid-19.html
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent AssistanceLoanProvides loans to commercial property owners to lower the rent of small businesses for April-June. More details to come.Government of Canada
Website:https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#businesses
BDC Co-Lending LoanWorking capital loans of up to $6.25M with commercial interest rates and a 10 year repayment period.Businesses are to contact their primary financial institution for more information.Business Development Bank of Canada
Tel: 1-877-232-2269
Email: info@BDC.ca
Website: https://www.bdc.ca/en/pages/special-support.aspx?special-initiative=covid19
EDC Loan Guarantee for SMEsLoanLoans of up to $5M for exporting companiesBusinesses are to contact their primary financial institution for more information.Export Development Canada
Tel: 1-800-229-0575
Email: BCAP@EDC.ca
Website: https://www.edc.ca/en/about-us/newsroom/edc-covid-business-support.html
Regional Relief and Recovery FundLoanThe 6 Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) across Canada are offering financial assistance to SMEs impacted by COVID-19.Businesses are to contact their RDA for further assistance (i.e. ACOA, CED, CanNor, FedDev Ontario, FedNor, WD)Innovation Canada
Website: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/h_07682.html

Solutions to Fight Against COVID-19

Program Name
Type of Funding
Support Details
Contact Details
Call for SuppliersContributionA call for suppliers that can provide required products and services to combat COVID-19. Includes PPE (e.g. masks, gloves, coveralls), sanitizer, ventilators, testing kits, services (e.g. security, nursing, food, laundry, IT)National InfoLine
Tel: 1-800-811-1148
Email: BPME.OSME@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
Website:https://buyandsell.gc.ca/calling-all-suppliers-help-canada-combat-covid-19
NRC COVID-19 ResponseContributionA collaborative effort by the Canadian Government to find a solution to the outbreak. There are different challenge streams, and one hopes to improve digital health. Funding will be provided to help cover research costs.Interested parties are welcomed to register on the website.National Research Council Canada
Tel: 1-800-959-5525
Website:https://nrc.canada.ca/en/research-development/research-collaboration/nrc-covid-19-response
NRC COVID-19 Community Support ContributionNRC is offering expertise as well as funding for projects relating to COVID-19 (e.g. providing PPE, sanitization tools, testing kits etc.). Immediate, near, and medium term projects are being considered.Canada Revenue Agency
Email: NRC.Covid19IrapIAP-PAIPariCovid19.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Website: https://nrc.canada.ca/en/research-development/research-collaboration/nrc-covid-19-community-support
Mitacs COVID-19 ResponseContributionMitacs is offering boosted funding for COVID-19 related research projects in collaboration with post-secondary students or post-doctoral fellows.Mitacs
Website:https://discover.mitacs.ca/industry-covid-19/

Programs for Ontario

Program Name
Type of Funding
Support Details
CONTACT DETAILS
Ontario Together InitiativeContributionA call for products and services to fight against COVID-19. This includes products and services such as PPE, sanitizers,security services, nursing services, IT support, etc.Interested parties are welcomed to register on the website.Ontario Together COVID-19 Collaboration Platform
Website:https://covid-19.ontario.ca/how-your-organization-can-help-fight-coronavirus
OCE Collaboration PlatformContributionA call for innovators to help fight against the spread of COVID-19. Includes solutions relating to advanced materials, AI/data solutions, vaccines and medicine, medical gear, 3D printing, metal processing, logistics, remote healthcare etc.Interested parties should submit the online formOCE
Website:https://oce-ontario.org/programs/covid-19-collaboration-platform#Collaborators
COVID-19 Support and Recovery CohortContributionA 10-month cohort for startups to get involved and improve the current situation with innovationApplication is available onlineAC JumpStart
Website:https://www.acceleratorcentre.com/programs/ac-jumpstart
Interest and Penalty ReliefDeferralFive month relief period for Ontario businesses who are unable to file or remit their provincial taxes on time, starting from April 1, 2020Ministry of Finance
Tel: 1-866-668-8297
Website:https://budget.ontario.ca/2020/marchupdate/relief-measures.html
WSIB Financial Relief PackageDeferralBusinesses can defer premium reporting and payments until August 31, 2020, this is applied automatically to those covered by WSIB’s workplace insurance.WSIB Ontario
Tel: 1-800-387-0750
Email: employeraccounts@wsib.on.ca
Website:https://www.wsib.ca/en/financialrelief

Programs for Alberta

Program Name
Type of Funding
Support Details
Contact Details
Income Tax DeferralDeferralAlberta income tax balances/payments due between March 18, 2020 and August 31, 2020 are deferred until August 31, 2020Government of Alberta
Website:https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-financial-support-for-businesses-and-organizations.aspx
WCB Premium Payment DeferralDeferralWCB premium payments can be deferred until 2021, and the government will cover 50% of 2020 premiums that will be due in 2021 for SMEs. If already paid, employers can apply for rebate/credit.Government of Alberta
Website:https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-financial-support-for-businesses-and-organizations.aspx
Utility Payment DeferralDeferralSmall businesses experiencing hardships due to COVID-19 can defer electricity and natural gas bills until June 18, 2020Government of Alberta
Website: https://www.alberta.ca/utility-payment-deferral.aspx
Alberta Bits and Pieces ProgramSaleOpportunity to sell goods or services to assist with Alberta’s COVID response to the government. There is a database through which available products/services are posted for other entities to see.Online forms available for submission
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
Website:
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Programs for British Columbia

Program Name
Type of Funding
Support Details
CONTACT DETAILS
BC Hydro Relief Fund for Small BusinessesWaiverSmall businesses that have closed, ceased most operations or are not earning any revenue due to COVID-19 could have the business’ electricity bills waived for up to 3 monthsOnline application availableBC Hydro
Website:https://app.bchydro.com/accounts-billing/bill-payment/ways-to-pay/covid-19-relief-fund/commercial.html
WorkSafe BC Payment ChangesDeferralQ1 2020 premium payments can be deferred without penalty until June 30, 2020WorkSafe BC
Website:https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/news-events/announcements/2020/March/covid-19-situation-your-reporting-payment-deadline
Supply Products and Services to Support BC’s COVID-19 ResponseN/AA call for products and services to support BC’s COVID response. Current priority products include PPE, sanitizers, thermometers, etc. These can be donated or supplied on a contract.Online forms available for submissionGovernment of British Columbia
Website:https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/supply-products-services

Programs for Manitoba

Program Name
Type of Funding
Support Details
CONTACT DETAILS
Manitoba Protection PlanLoanBusinesses that do not qualify under federal programs could receive no-interest, forgivable loans.Manitoba Economic Support Centre
Tel: 1-888-805-7554
Website:https://manitoba.ca/covid19/business/index.html#supports
Manufacture or Supply for ManufactureN/AA call for manufacturers that can shift their production to products needed to combat COVID-19, as well as suppliers/distributors with inventory available of these products.Online forms available for submissionGovernment of Manitoba
Website:https://manitoba.ca/covid19/business/index.html#call

Programs for Nova Scotia

Program Name
Type of Funding
Support Details
CONTACT DETAILS
Small Business Loan Guarantee ProgramLoanAlthough not a COVID-19 specific program, businesses can apply for loans for financial assistance during these uncertain times.To apply, businesses should visit their local credit union branchNova Scotia Co-operative Council
Tel: 1-888-805-7554
Website:http://www.novascotia.coop/programs/small-business-loan-guarantee-program/

Programs for New Brunswick

Program Name
Type of Funding
Support Details
CONTACT DETAILS
Small Business Emergency Working Capital ProgramLoansSmall business owners directly impacted directly by the pandemic can apply for working capital loans up to $100,000.Application forms available online.Community Business Development Corporations
Website:https://www.cbdc.ca/en/gnb-small-business-emergency-working-capital-program
Opportunities NB COVID-19 Working Capital LoansLoanBusinesses that have been operating of at least 24 months can receive loans exceeding $100,000.Opportunities NB
Tel: 1-833-799-7966
Email: nav@navnb.ca
Website: https://onbcanada.ca/covid19-working-capital-loans-new-brunswick/
WorkSafeNBDeferralBusinesses can defer premiums related to payrolls from March-May for 3 months without interestWorkSafeNB
Website: https://www.worksafenb.ca/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/as-we-face-the-global-pandemic-of-covid-19-worksafenb-defers-premium-payments-for-three-months-with-qa/

Programs for PEI

Program Name
Type of Funding
SUPPORT DETAILS
CONTACT DETAILS
Emergency Working Capital FinancingLoanSmall businesses impacted by the current pandemic can receive a loan up to $100,000Staff of Finance PEI
Email: financepei@gov.pe.ca
Website: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/emergency-working-capital-financing
Worker Assistance ProgramSubsidyFinancial support for employers to assist their workers that have been impacted by reduced hours at work due to COVID-19. Application deadline is Apr. 30, 2020SkillsPEI
Tel: 902-368-6290 or 902-438-4151
Website: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/emergency-relief-worker-assistance-program

Programs for Saskatchewan

Program Name
Type of Funding
SUPPORT DETAILS
CONTACT DETAILS
Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment ProgramGrantFinancial assistance for small businesses that have been ordered to close or significantly reduce operations through a COVID-19 public health order. Applications close July 31Application available online
Saskatchewan Ministry of Finance
Tel: 1-800-667-6102 or 306-787-6645
Email: ssbep@gov.sk.ca
Website: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-for-businesses-and-workers/saskatchewan-small-business-emergency-payment-program
COVID-19 Products and SuppliesN/AA call for products, supplies and solutions to assist in fighting the spread of the pandemic.Businesses with solutions should submit an email.
SaskBuilds Single Procurement Service
Email: procurement@gov.sk.ca
Website: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-for-businesses-and-workers/support-for-businesses#saskatchewan-support

Programs for Quebec

Program Name
Type of Funding
SUPPORT DETAILS
CONTACT DETAILS
Emergency Aid for SMEsLoanFinancial support for SMEs that have closed or are in danger of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Government of Quebec
Website: https://www.quebec.ca/entreprises-et-travailleurs-autonomes/aide-urgence-pme-covid-19/
Job Retention ProgramReimburseProvides support for businesses that are experiencing a reduction in activities, in the upskill training of their workers to prepare for economic recovery.Application is available online
Government of Quebec
Website: https://www.quebec.ca/entreprises-et-travailleurs-autonomes/programme-actions-concertees-pour-le-maintien-en-emploi-pacme-covid-19/#c50703
Concerted Temporary Action ProgramLoanFinancial support for businesses experiencing difficulty due to impacts on supply of raw materials, goods and services or decreased ability to deliver goods and services.Investissement Quebec
Tel: 1-844-474-6367
Website: https://www.investquebec.com/quebec/en/financial-products/all-our-solutions/Concerted-temporary-action-program-for-businesses.html
SADC de Papineau Collines SupportLoanFinancial support for rural businesses (Papineau RMC, Collines-de-l’Outaouais, Basse-Lièvre) that have been impacted by the pandemic.Marie-France Laflamme
Tel: 819-986-1747 ext 208
Email: com@sadcpapineau.ca
Website: https://www.sadcpapineau.ca/en/covid-19-la-sadc-de-papineau-collines-active-des-mesures-exceptionnelles-de-soutien-aux-entreprises/

Programs for Agriculture Sector

Program Name
Type of Funding
SUPPORT DETAILS
CONTACT DETAILS
Protein Industries CanadaContributionProtein Industries supercluster is offering enhanced contributions to project salary and wages from April 1, 2020-March 31, 2021. Contributions are also being provided on an advanced timeline, and businesses may defer the project administration fees.Protein Industries Canada
Tel: 1-306-949-0049
Email: info@proteinsupercluster.ca
Website: https://www.proteinindustriescanada.ca/contact
JFCC COVID-19 Support ProgramDeferral, loans, credit line (QB only)Businesses can defer principal and interest payments up to 6 months for existing loans or defer principal payments up to 12 months. A credit line up to $500,000 is offered to Quebec businessesOnline form available for submission
Farm Credit Canada
Website: https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/covid-19/program-details.html
Keeping food supply chain workers safeSubsidyTo help businesses to put in place isolation measures. Includes support for temporary foreign workers.Government of Canada
Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#industry

Programs for Manufacturing Sector

Program Name
Type of Funding
SUPPORT DETAILS
CONTACT DETAILS
Call to ActionContributionA call for manufacturers to meet the need for medical supplies by shifting production to medical needs (e.g. PPE, sanitizers, ventilators, etc.)Government of Canada
Interested parties are encouraged to submit a form.
Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/
services/business/maintaingrowimprovebusiness/manufacturers-needed.html
Manufacturing Supercluster COVID-19ContributionIf a member of the NGen Manufacturing Supercluster, there is a call for projects to assist in Canada’s COVID-19 response (e.g. in manufacturing of health products). Businesses can either propose a project or offer their capabilities/services to projects.Members able to support the response are encouraged to complete and submit a COVID-19 Capability Intake Form.
Next Generation Manufacturing Canada
Website: https://www.ngen.ca/covid-19-response

Programs for Software Sector

Program Name
Type of Funding
SUPPORT DETAILS
CONTACT DETAILS
Digital Supercluster COVID-19ContributionIf a member of the Digital Supercluster, there is a call for project ideas regarding digital solutions for health systems, community health (e.g. remote services), security, diagnostics, etc.Members with ideas are welcomed to contact the Supercluster
Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster
Website: https://www.digitalsupercluster.ca/new-covid-19-program/