The latest news & media releases, updates, and information for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

News & Media Releases

May 19, 2020 | Prime Minister announces expansion of support for workers and small businesses

May 13, 2020 – COVID-19: Western Economic Diversification Canada launches Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to support local economy

May 13, 2020 – Alberta is ready for relaunch

May 11, 2020 – Supporting Alberta’s businesses through relaunch

May 3, 2020 – Prime Minister announces virtual care and mental health tools for Canadians 

May 1, 2020 – Technology to support COVID-19 response

April 30, 2020 – Alberta’s safely staged COVID-19 relaunch

April 24, 2020 – Prime Minister announces partnerships with provinces and territories to deliver the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance for small businesses

April 18, 2020 – Prime Minister announces support for Indigenous businesses

April 16, 2020 – Prime Minister announces additional support for small businesses

April 15, 2020 – Expanding access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and proposing a new wage boost for essential workers

April 15, 2020 – Prime Minister announces expanded access to Canada Emergency Response Benefit and support for essential workers 

April 9, 2020 – Pandemic supports available for small business

April 9, 2020 – Keeping the supply chain open and moving during COVID-19

April 8, 2020 – Changes to Canada Summer Jobs program to help businesses and young Canadians affected by COVID-19

April 8, 2020 – COVID-19 modelling data released

April 3, 2020 – Alberta Bits and Pieces program

April 1, 2020 – Government Announces Details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to Help Businesses Keep Canadians in their jobs

March 30, 2020 – All businesses seeing 30% drop in revenue due to pandemic will be eligible for 75% wage subsidies: Trudeau | CBC

March 29, 2020 – Prime Minister announces support for vulnerable Canadians affected by COVID‑19

March 29, 2020 – Weekly overview of COVID-19 response | Government of Alberta

March 27, 2020 – New Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Loan and Guarantee program to help ease access to credit for entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19 | BDC

March 27, 2020 – Restrictions of gatherings and businesses | Government of Alberta

March 27, 2020 – Prime Minister announces support for small businesses facing impacts of COVID‑19

March 27, 2020 – Government boosts wage subsidy to 75% for small, medium businesses to avoid layoffs during COVID-19 crisis | CBC News

March 25, 2020 – Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses | Government of Canada

March 18, 2020 – Prime Minister announces more support for workers and businesses through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

March 18, 2020 – Relief for Canadian entrepreneurs | BDC

March 13, 2020 – Canada outlines measures to support the economy and the financial sector | Government of Canada

March 2020 – What does the coronavirus mean for your business? | Monthly Economic Letter, BDC

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