BUSINESS RESOURCES & UPDATES
Resources for Canadian Businesess
Canada’s Six Biggest Banks Take Decisive Action to Help Customers Impacted by COVID-19
Canadian Anti-fraud Centre - COVID-19
Ontario's Action Plan: Business Relief Overview
Framework for Reopening our Province - PDF available here
Interest and Penalty Relief for Businesses Tax Bulletin
Ontario's Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659
Guidance for workplaces and businesses in Peel
GOVERNMENT RELIEF PROGRAMS
Canada Employment Wage Subsidy
Note: On July 17, the government announced proposed changes to the CEWS. More information will be coming soon.
As a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 24 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to August 29, 2020.
This wage subsidy will enable you to re-hire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19, help prevent further job losses, and better position you to resume normal operations following the crisis. Read more by clicking the link above.
The Government of Ontario announced additional support for frontline workers fighting COVID-19 by providing a temporary pandemic pay of $4/hour worked on top of their regular wages. In addition, the government will be providing monthly lump sum payments of $250 for four months to eligible frontline workers who work over 100 hours per month. The pandemic pay will be effective for 16 weeks, from April 24, 2020 until August 13, 2020. Read more by clicking the link above.
Request for Input for the Province of Ontario
COVID-19: Tackling the Barriers: Learn how to request a temporary rule or regulation change from the government to help your business respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus) or to submit a request.
Send the GTHA your ideas that you would like the Provincial Government to consider via email to Bonnie Medensky at email@example.com