COVID-19 Resources

Access resources directed at supporting small-businesses during COVID-19; subsidies, grant funding, loan details and more!

  1. Summary

    Check out this page for consolidated information for businesses, ie. avoiding layoffs, wage subsidies, access to credit and more.

  1. Summary

    In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce established the Canadian Business Resilience Network to help Canadian businesses navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery. 

    • News and Insights
    • Tips and Advice
    • Financial Support
    • Recovery
  1. Summary

    The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy provides a temporary 75% wage subsidy of eligible remuneration paid between March 15 and June 6, 2020, for eligible employers, including: 

    • Taxable corporations
    • Partnerships 
    • Nonprofit organizations 
    • Charities 
  1. Summary

    Organizations that do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy may qualify for a temporary wage subsidy of 10% of remuneration paid from March 18, 2020, to before June 20, 2020, up to a maximum subsidy of $1,375 per employee and $25,000 per employer. Eligible organizations: 

    •  Include nonprofit organizations, registered charities and CCPCs 
    •  Have a BN on March 18, 2020, and pay compensation to employees 
  1. Summary

    NRC IRAP works with roughly 8,000 small and medium-sized businesses every year through its cross-Canada network of 255 industrial technology advisors and provides over $300 million in support to more than 3,000 technology development projects annually. 


  1. Summary

    Businesses can defer utility payments until June 19, 2020, to lessen financial burden associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This applies to bills for residential, farm and small commercial: 

    •  Electricity consumers, who consume less than 250,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. 
    •  Natural gas consumers, who consume less than 2,500 gigajoules per year
  1. Summary

    This channel is set up by the Council of Canadian Innovators, designed to answer questions, provide tech-focused resources and news updates related to tech-specific fields.