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COVID-19 Resources for Indigenous Business

Government Announcements for Businesses and COVID-19

Government Initiatives for Businesses

Specific Government Programs for Businesses

  1. Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
    1. Canada Introduces Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
    2. How to apply for CERB, Canada’s New $2,000 Emergency Response Benefit
  2. Work-Sharing Program
    1. Overview of Work-Sharing Program
    2. Work-Sharing Fact Sheet for Employees
    3. Work-Sharing Program – Temporary Special Measures for the Forestry and Steel and Aluminum Sector
  3. Wage Subsidy Program
    1. Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers Frequently Asked Questions
    2. Who’s Eligible and How to Apply for Canada’s Wage Subsidy
  4. Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)
    1. Overview of Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)
    2. Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) – Support for Entrepreneurs Impacted by Coronavirus COVID-19
    3. Export Development Canada (EDC) – How EDC is Helping Canadians During COVID-19
  5. Changes to Canadian Taxes and Benefits
  6. Deferral of GST/HST Tax Remittances
  7. New Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Loan and Guarantee Program
  8. Advanced Payment Program for Farmers

Other Government Initiatives for Individuals

Other Government Initiatives for Indigenous Communities

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)

Business Development Canada (BDC)

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Farm Credit Canada (FCC)

Other Financial Institutions:

Bank of Montreal


National Bank of Canada (NBC)

Scotia Bank

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

TD Canada Trust (TD)

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Other useful links:


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