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Page updated on July 20, 2021

Government of Ontario

Ontario Helping 100,000 Workers Train for In-Demand Jobs

  • Partnership will offer free online courses to those impacted by the pandemic

Province Launches New Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant

  • Applications open for eligible small businesses in tourism and travel industries

Ontario to Introduce Paid COVID-19 Leave

  • Province to reimburse employers for up to three paid leave days related to COVID-19 for every employee

Ontario's Action Plan Doubles Ontario Small Business Support Grant

  • 2021 Budget invests $1.7 billion in second round of payments for eligible small businesses

Businesses: Get help with COVID-19 costs

  • Find out if your business is eligible for grants to help with the cost of personal protective equipment, property taxes, energy bills and extra support if you have to close or significantly restrict services because of provincial public health measures.

Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace

  • Find sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers and the general public from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario.

Develop your COVID-19 workplace safety plan

  • Learn how you can create a plan to help protect your workers and others from novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

Support for people

  • Learn what financial, mental health and other supports are available during 

New Ontario Small Business Support Grant

  • Starting at $10,000 for all eligible businesses, the grant provides businesses with funding to a maximum of $20,000 to help cover decreased revenue expected as a result of the Provincewide Shutdown.

Digital Main Street - Programs for Ontario Businesses

  • As part of a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, Digital Main Street is proud to announce three new programs to support businesses across Ontario.

Employer Health Tax

  • The Ontario government has increased the EHT exemption for 2020 from $490,000 to $1 million due to the special circumstances caused by the coronavirus (COVID‑19) in Ontario. In the 2020 Ontario Budget, the government announced it was making the EHT payroll exemption increase permanent.

Workplace PPE Supplier Directory

  • Review a list of companies that sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to keep your employees and customers safe from .

Government of Canada

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

  • This program provides interest-free loans of up to $ 60,000 to small businesses and non-profit organizations.

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

  • Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses, starting on September 27, 2020, until June 2021.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

  • As a Canadian employer who has seen a drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of your employee wages.

Large employer emergency financing facility (LEEFF)

  • LEEFF will be open to large Canadian employers who have a significant impact on Canada’s economy, as demonstrated by having significant operations in Canada or supporting a significant workforce in Canada; can generally demonstrate approximately $300 million or more in annual revenues; and require a minimum loan size of about $60 million.

Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)

  • The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. The CRB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

  • The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19.

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

  • The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care.

Canadian COVID-19 Capabilities Directory

  • The Canadian COVID-19 Capabilities Directory shows what Canada has to offer in the fight against COVID-19 to potential buyers around the world.