Business Support


Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Get Ready To Apply
The Canada Revenue Agency will open the application process on April 27. CEWS claims will be subject to verification by the CRA, therefore the CRA will begin to release funds for approved applications on May 5.
To get ready, the CRA has released instructions on what you need to do, a wage subsidy calculator and enhanced eligibility information.

LINK To WEBINAR-How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business

*Please note that this webinar was recorded on March 23, 2020*
With the COVID-19 situation constantly evolving, you need to be prepared for any disruptions. 
As part of our ongoing support measures, we’re publishing a webinar with BDC Chief Economist Pierre Cléroux and Alka Sood, Senior Business Advisor, BDC Advisory Services, who share economic perspectives and advice on how to manage your business through the COVID-19 crisis.

Canadian Business Resilience Network

We are in this together. Welcome to the Canadian Business Resilience Network where you’ll find the latest information, tools and resources businesses need to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic.
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. 

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Canadians can go to for information about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Service Canada and Canada Revenue Agency are jointly administering the CERB.
Applicants who set up direct deposit are expected to receive a first payment within three to five days. Those who use mail should receive a first payment within 10 days. Payment is $2,000 a month for up to four months.
People can apply beginning at 6 a.m. ET on Monday.

COVID-19: Making Sense of Federal and Provincial Business Support Programs with MNP The Federal and Provincial

COVID-19: Making Sense of Federal and Provincial Business Support Programs with MNP
The Federal and Provincial Governments have made a number of announcements over the last number of days about business supports designed to assist companies through the COVID-19 crisis. What do we know, and what details do we still need to know?
Businesses are looking for answers, and much is still a moving target. Most particularly, which companies are eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy of 75%? What is the application process, and how long is it likely to take?