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Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Support for individuals

Individuals and families

  • Employment Insurance (EI) program

  • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)

  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

  • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

  • Mortgage payment deferral

Indigenous peoples

  • Supporting Indigenous communities

  • Boosting the On-Reserve Income Assistance Program

  • Funding for additional health care resources for Indigenous communities

We are providing $285.1 million to fund community-led responses to the pandemic and provide targeted increases in primary health care resources for First Nations communities.

In case of outbreaks, this funding can be used to provide surge capacity and additional support for community-based services in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.

  • Expanding and improving access to mental wellness services

  • Making personal hygiene products and nutritious food more affordable

  • Providing support to Indigenous post-secondary students

  • Ensuring a safe return to school for First Nations

  • New shelters to protect and support Indigenous women and children fleeing violence

Indigenous peoples can also access all other benefits.

Support for businesses

Avoiding layoffs, rehiring employees and creating new jobs

  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

  • Extending the Work-Sharing program

  • Creating new jobs and opportunities for youth

Taxes and tariffs

  • Waiving tariffs on certain medical goods

Financial support, loans and access to credit

  • Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) interest-free loans

  • Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

  • Loan Guarantee for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

  • Co-Lending Program for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

  • Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

  • Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

  • Supporting Black business owners and entrepreneurs through the Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund

  • Mid-Market Financing Program

  • Mid-Market Guarantee and Financing Program

  • Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF)

  • Additional support by sector

Support for self-employed individuals

  • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)

  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

  • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

Indigenous businesses

  • Relief measures for Indigenous businesses

  • Supporting business through the pandemic and into recovery

Indigenous peoples can also access all other benefits.

Support for sectors

Agriculture and agri-food

  • Keeping workers in the food supply chain safe

  • Increasing credit availability

  • Protecting the health and safety of farm workers

  • Increasing the Canadian Dairy Commission borrowing limit

  • Increasing interim payments from 50% to 75% through AgriStability

  • Expanding AgriInsurance to include labour shortage

  • Additional support for your business

Aquaculture and fisheries

  • Keeping workers in the food supply chain safe

  • Increasing credit availability

  • Assisting the fish and seafood processing sector

  • Changes to Employment Insurance (EI) fishing benefits

  • Additional support for your business

Culture, heritage and sport

  • Support for Independent production companies

  • Waiving payments for Part I licence fees

  • Additional support for your business

Air transportation

  • Additional support for your business

Tourism

  • Additional support for your business

Energy

  • Launching the Emissions Reduction Fund

  • Additional support for your business

Academic and research

  • Providing wage support for universities and health research institutes

  • Covering eligible costs to maintain research activities

Infrastructure

  • Funding for communities

  • Flexible funding for community resilience

  • Supporting communities: new ways to adapt spaces and services

Mining

  • Protecting jobs and safe operations of junior mining exploration and other flow-through share issuers

 

Support for organizations helping Canadians

People who need it most

  • Supporting people experiencing homelessness

  • Supporting women and children experiencing violence

  • Providing youth with mental health support

  • Supporting public health efforts through the Canadian Red Cross

  • Additional support for your organization

Services to those in need

  • Improving access to essential food support

Seniors

  • Supporting the delivery of items and personal outreach

People with disabilities

  • Providing resources to improve workplace accessibility and access to jobs

  • Investing in projects through the Accessible Technology Program

 

Support for provinces and territories

People who needs it most

  • Supporting skills training and employment

  • Temporary wage top-up for low-income essential workers

Health

  • Supporting critical health care system needs and mitigation efforts

Economy

  • Helping provinces and territories safely restart their economies

  • Support for Newfoundland and Labrador's Offshore Energy Sector Workers

Education

  • Ensuring a safe return to school

Please see link below for complete details on the resources the Government has offered to date - details above referenced from link below.

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

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