Support for Businesses

Last Updated: April 30, 2020

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

A 75 per cent wage subsidy for qualifying businesses.

Who can apply: All businesses that have lost 30 per cent of their revenue, or 15 per cent of their revenue in March and expect at least 30 per cent loss going forward, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Available: Subsidy available for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to Mar. 15, 2020.

Work-Sharing program extended

The federal government is extending the Work-Sharing program from 38 weeks to 76 weeks. The extension is not limited to one specific sector or industry.

Available: Effective Mar. 15, 2020 to Mar. 14, 2021.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

A 75 per cent wage subsidy for qualifying businesses.

Who can apply: All businesses that have lost 30 per cent of their revenue, or 15 per cent of their revenue in March and expect at least 30 per cent loss going forward, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Available: Subsidy available for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to Mar. 15, 2020.

Increased credit for farmers, agri-food sector

Producers, agribusinesses and food processors are to receive a deferral of principal and interest payments for up to six months for existing loans, or a deferral of principal payments for up to 12 months. Access to an additional credit line up to $500,000.

Available: Currently available.

Income tax deferral for businesses

All businesses can defer, until after August 31, 2020, payment of any income tax amounts that become owing on or after March 18 and before September 2020.

Available: Until Aug. 31, 2020.

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