COVID-19 Resource List (We will update as new information is available)
Canadian Government Health and Welfare
Public Health Ontario
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and businesses (overview of programs available) - https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html
Work Sharing Program - https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/work-sharing/temporary-measures-forestry-sector.html
Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Program (SUP) - https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/ei/ei-list/ei-employers-supplemental-unemployment-benefit.html
EI benefits - https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html
Income tax – All businesses Deferred until August 31, 2020, the payment tax amounts that become owing on or after March 18 and before September 2020. No interest or penalties will accumulate on these amounts during this period.
Temporary Business Wage Subsidy - https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/frequently-asked-questions-wage-subsidy-small-businesses.html
Emergency Support Benefit & Emergency Care Benefit - Up to $900 biweekly, up to 15 weeks, to provide income support to workers, including the self-employed, who have to stay home and don't qualify for paid sick leave or employment insurance. This program will be available in April 2020 - https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/introduces-canada-emergency-response-benefit-to-help-workers-and-businesses.html
Mortgage Payment Deferrals – For personal and business banking customers, on a case-by-case basis, to provide flexible solutions. This support will include up to a six-month payment deferral for mortgages, and the opportunity for relief on other credit products. Contact your bank directly.
Business Credit Availability Program - to help Canadian businesses obtain financing during the current period of significant uncertainty. More information available here - https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/programs/financial-sector-policy/business-credit-availability-program.html
Purchase Order Financing and Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) - https://www.bdc.ca/en/pages/special-support.aspx?special-initiative=covid19
They are in the process of changing the Ontario law for return Canadians, to permit instant access. They are meeting this week in emergency sessions (with the bare minimum number of people in attendance) to enact a number of special measures. Here’s a link to the OHIP changes - https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-to-waive-three-month-ohip-waiting-period-for-returning-canadians-1.4858781