COVID-19 Government Support for Canadian Businesses

COVID-19 Support for CanadiansAs the world continues to respond and follow the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, one of the most common questions we’re receiving is, “What is the government providing to support Canadian businesses affected by COVID-19?”

The government’s responsive actions evolve each day, and Mentor Works is watching closely for business funding stimulus in response to COVID-19.

To support you and your business during this time, we are updating this page daily with resources available to Canadians.

Blogs and External Resources

Federal Responses to COVID-19

Provincial Responses to COVID-19

Ontario
British Columbia
  • COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information: BC’s official webpage for essential information, including self-assessments, child care, education, employment/finances, businesses, housing/monthly bills, transportation, travel/tourism, and healthcare.
Québec
  • Novel Coronavirus Situation Update: Québec has a dedicated page to report on the cases confirmed by region, measures taken by the government, FAQs, and information on school/childcare closures.
Alberta
  • General Alberta COVID-19 Info for Albertans: Reference information for Albertans related to affected organization availability, government service changes, and the government’s response.
  • Support for Albertans: The provincial government’s response and resources related to COVID-19, including emergency isolation support, utility payment deferral, student loan repayment deferral, banks/credit unions information, education property tax frees, news, and federal government support.
Manitoba
  • Manitoba’s COVID-19 Resources: Manitoba’s COVID-19 resource page provides access to Health Links, a self-screening tool, a news feed of updates, COVID-19 resources, and reported cases.
Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 Resources: Saskatchewan’s provincial government page dedicated to COVID-19 is providing a self-assessment tool, Public Health orders, as well as information on self-isolation, testing, cases/risks, latest updates, and other resources.
East Coast (Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island)
  • Newfoundland & Labrador COVID-19 Resources: Newfoundland and Labrador’s site is dedicated to educating locals of pandemic updates, resources, tips, FAQs, travel advice, business closures, and the latest media briefings. They also offer forms fro public reporting and essential worker child care.
  • Nova Scotia Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources: Nova Scotia is providing its residents with alerts & notices, testing data, guidance on when to seek help, tips, support for businesses/health care, and changes to education.
  • New Brunswick COVID-19 Resources: The Government of New Brunswick is offering self-assessments, updates on cases/testing, the latest news, and actions that the province is taking in response to COVID-19.
  • Prince Edward Island (PEI) COVID-19 Resources: The PEI provincial government has a dedicated site to provide updates on cases and testing results, advice for individuals/families, closure information, FAQs, business resources, travel advisories, public orders, and other information.

Tips for Managing Change from COVID-19

Infographic on Which COVID-19 Income Support Option is Right for You

Infographic on Navigating COVID-19 Income Support Options

  • Individual Income Support Infographic: Find income support options that are available to Canadians affected by COVID-19.
  • Improve Your Working from Home Productivity: The team at Mentor Works has put together a list of ways you can increase your productivity when working from home and how to adapt to the working-from-home lifestyle.
  • How to Apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit: The Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit have been merged into the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). The application form will be available on April 6.
  • Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The effort to address COVID-19 is extremely important for us all and poses a range of challenges on individuals and families as they respond to the demands of the situation. This resource is designed to provide information and suggestions about how best to cope with this difficult time.

COVID-19 Related Webinars

Event Theme Date/Time Location Funding Topics & Key Takeaways
COVID-19 Support for Canadian Businesses

Register

April 8, 2020
12:00pm-1:00pm
Webinar
  • Individual & Business Financial Support
  • How Mentor Works is Monitoring the Virus
  • Impact on Global Economy for Canadians
  • Available Government Funding
COVID-19 Support for Canadian Businesses

Register

April 14, 2020
12:00pm-1:00pm
Webinar
  • Individual & Business Financial Support
  • How Mentor Works is Monitoring the Virus
  • Impact on Global Economy for Canadians
  • Available Government Funding
COVID-19 Support for Canadian Businesses

Register

April 23, 2020
11:00am-12:00pm
Webinar
  • Individual & Business Financial Support
  • How Mentor Works is Monitoring the Virus
  • Impact on Global Economy for Canadians
  • Available Government Funding

Watch Anytime: On-Demand Webinars

Register for Mentor Works’ upcoming COVID-19 Support for Canadian Businesses Webinar!

April 8 COVID-19 Support for Canadian Businesses Webinar