FedDev Ontario and partners to support nearly 23,000 Ontario businesses to go digital

Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, announced that the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA), the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA), Communitech, Invest Ottawa and the Toronto Region Board of Trade will receive a combined $50 million Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) investment through FedDev Ontario. […]

Emergency Community Support Fund

We have invested $350 million to improve the ability of community organizations to serve vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis. The investment will flow through national intermediaries that have the ability to get funds quickly to community organizations that serve vulnerable populations. READ MORE >

Extending eligibility for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Supporting Employees and Employers The government introduced the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) to prevent further job losses, encourage employers to rehire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19, and help better position Canadian companies and other employers to more easily resume normal operations following the crisis. Currently, the CEWS is in place […]

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund: COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has already had significant impacts on businesses, workers and communities across the country. The Government of Canada recognizes this and will be there to support you during and after the crisis. That’s why we have created the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF). Nearly $1B in support to affected businesses and communities. […]

Update: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – Application

To help employers through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has implemented the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The CEWS aims to prevent further job losses, encourage employers to re-hire workers who were laid off as a result of COVID-19, and help position businesses to resume normal operations more easily following […]

Funding for SMEs through IRAP Innovation Assistance Program — Applications now open

Applications for NRC IRAP’s $250 million Innovation Assistance Program (IAP) are now open. The IAP is intended to help support pre-revenue, start-up and scale-up companies. IRAP IAP provides a wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks. SMEs pursuing technology-driven innovation who have been unable to secure funding under the Canada Emergency Wage […]

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: New Support to Protect Canadian Jobs

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak. The government is working in close consultation with all impacted sectors across the economy to take action where it is required, and is […]

Additional Details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

What It Means for Canadian Employers – To help employers keep and return workers to their payroll through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy on March 27, 2020. This would provide a 75-per-cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 […]

Apply for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA

The CERB supports Canadians by providing financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are directly affected by COVID-19. It provides a payment of $2,000 for a 4-week period (the same as $500 a week) for up to 16 weeks. After you apply, you should get your payment in 3 business days if you signed […]