Apply for the Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant

Tourism and travel businesses hard hit by the pandemic can now apply for a provincial grant to help with recovery efforts. Through the Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant, launched on May 13, eligible businesses can apply for a one-time payment of $10,000 to $20,000. It’s open to small tourism and travel businesses […]

Government launches website to assist Simcoe North businesses through pandemic

Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop is promoting a new website to help local small and medium-sized businesses through the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The website,, is a “one-stop shop” that offers businesses owners access to various government pandemic-relief programs and supports. “Making small business owners aware of what is available is a […]

Ontario Continues to Support Employers and Workers during COVID-19

The Ontario government continues to work with its federal and municipal partners to support employers and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ontario Small Business Support Grant The government’s new Ontario Small Business Support Grant will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help eligible small business owners during this challenging period. […]

COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business

The Government of Ontario is providing $8 million to support small businesses and charitable organizations who are struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of COVID-19. Starting in January 2021, available credit amounts will increase and more businesses will be eligible to access funding. Customers may be eligible for up to $1500 in […]

Ontario Announces New Small Business Support Grant

The government recognizes that small businesses impacted by the recently announced shutdown will require additional support so they can continue serving their communities and employing people in Ontario once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. That is why the government is announcing the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide a minimum of $10,000 and […]

Business can get help with COVID-19 costs

A one-time grant of up to $1,000 for eligible main street small businesses with two to nine employees to help offset the unexpected costs of personal protective equipment (PPE) is now available. Find out here if your business qualifies.

Ontario Supports Businesses, Workers and Families during COVID-19

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement regarding today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada: “Employment in Ontario has increased by 30,600 in October, marking the fifth straight month of overall employment gains. The total number of jobs created since June is 868,600, indicating that the provincial economy is […]

Small business recovery resources

Learn about resources available for Ontario businesses with fewer than 100 employees. READ MORE > For information on how Ontario is helping businesses of all sizes, visit COVID-19: Help for businesses in Ontario.

Proudly Supporting Ontario’s Manufacturing Sector

Province Supports Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Launch of “Ontario Made” Program. As the province safely and gradually reopens, Ontario is starting down the road to growth, renewal and economic recovery. That’s why the Ontario government is proud to support the launch of the Ontario Made program from Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). This new program […]

Ontario Focusses on Renewal, Growth, and Economic Recovery

Today, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement on Statistics Canada’s monthly employment release: “Today’s employment numbers are an indication that Ontario’s economy is beginning to stabilize as we continue to safely and gradually reopen the province. According to Statistics Canada, employment in Ontario increased by 377,900 in […]