The Chamber recently was invited to participate on a webinar with Minister Sarkaria and Mr. Steve Clark. Each group presented questions to Minister Sarkaria. Having the floor to express what our members needed was a great oppurunity.
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“Together, Ontario will emerge from this crisis – with a clear path to economic recovery that keeps people safe and healthy.”
PHASE ONE: PROTECT AND 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.
*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.
Upcoming Webinar: Tuesday, April 14
UNDERSTANDING AND ACCESSING THE BCAP AND CAPITAL LOANS DURING COVID-19
Join us on Tuesday, April 14 from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm for a discussion on understanding and accessing the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) and capital loans during COVID-19.
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.
Canadians can go to Canada.ca 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.
The Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the people of Ontario, while ensuring that necessary goods and services remain available.