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FOOD DELIVERY FEE CAP EXTENDED

Sept. 26 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021JERI0061-001850

SPECIAL EVENT LIQUOR PERMITTING

Sept. 21 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PSSG0076-001823

PROVIDE INPUT ON PERMANENT SICK LEAVE

Sept. 21 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021LBR0030-001831

COVID VACCINE & LONG-TERM CARE

Aug. 12 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0150-001598

SKILLS TRAINING FOR WORKERS

Aug. 5 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021AEST0051-001544

PROVIDE INPUT ON PERMANENT SICK LEAVE

Aug. 5 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021LBR0028-001534

COVID BENEFITS/BUSINESS SUPPORTS EXTENDED

July 30 - https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2021/07/government-extends-covid-19-benefits-and-business-supports-to-support-stronger-economic-recovery.html

EASING BORDER MEASURES

July 19 - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/07/easing-border-measures-for-fully-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada---permitting-discretionary-travel-for-citizens-and-permanent-residents-of-th.html

FEDERAL MEASURES FOR TRAVELLERS ENTERING CANADA

June 21 - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/06/government-of-canadas-first-phase-to-easing-border-measures-for-travellers-entering-canada3.html

EMPLOYER REIMBURSEMENT - PAID SICK LEAVE

June 17 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021LBR0025-001178

BC PATIOS BECOME PERMANENT

June 15 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PSSG0054-001158

BC FARM CLASSIFICATIONS - INCOME WAIVERS

June 14 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021AFF0039-001145

CANADA RECOVERY HIRING PROGRAM

June 3 - https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2021/06/government-of-canada-announces-details-of-the-new-canada-recovery-hiring-program-and-extension-of-business-support-programs.html

BSAFE ONLINE CERTIFICATION

May 27 - https://www.go2hr.ca/training-education/bsafe

BC RESTART PLAN

May 25 - https://www.gov.bc.ca/restartbc

ANCHOR TOURISM FUNDING

May 18 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021TACS0036-000947

BC PAID SICK LEAVE 

May 11 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PREM0033-000887

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS UPDATE 

April 30 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PSSG0031-000793

PAID VACCINE LEAVE 

April 28 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021LBR0019-000784

BC INVESTMENT FUND (CAPITAL)

April 27 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PREM0030-000775

UPDATED CIRCUIT BREAK RELIEF PROGRAM

April 26 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021JERI0031-000770

PROVINCIAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

April 23 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PSSG0029-000758

PST REBATES FOR CAPITAL INVESTMENT

April 8 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021FIN0022-000654

RELIEF FOR RESTAURANTS, BARS, FITNESS CENTRES

April 8 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021JERI0027-000667

NEW MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

April 7 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021MMHA0015-000644

NEW GRANT PROGRAM FOR MANUFACTURERS

April 1 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021JERI0024-000609

JOB PROTECTED LEAVE FOR VACCINATIONS

April 1 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021LBR0016-000615

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR HIRING TAX CREDIT

March 30 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021FIN0021-000585

HEALTH ORDERS FOR RESTAURANTS/GYMS

March 29 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PREM0023-000578

FRONTLINE WORKERS PRIORTIZED FOR VACCINE

March 18 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PREM0021-000504

ONLINE GRANT PROGRAM EXPANDS

March 17 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021PREM0021-000496

WORKSAFEBC PRESENCE FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY/SPRING BREAK

March 11 - https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/news-events/news-releases/2021/March/worksafebc-stepping-up-its-workplace-presence-ahead-of-spring-break-st-patricks-day

BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT EXTENDED

March 4 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021JERI0015-000394

FEDERAL WAGE/RENT SUBSIDY UPDATE

March 3 - https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2021/03/government-announces-wage-and-rent-subsidy-amounts-to-remain-unchanged-through-to-june0.html?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=113969201&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9Zqxz18Ep_2-hW49aaxKXfM-Ll9LdolBaDuIGVnKgGokMMUkaQnFR3DsxLCDbtYIirxiHxRMHYok-x09G9dHFPqVlyXQ&utm_content=113969201&utm_source=hs_email

NEW FEDERAL INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Feb. 12 - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/02/government-of-canada-expands-restrictions-to-international-travel-by-land-and-air.html

UPDATED PROVINCIAL HEALTH ORDERS

Feb. 5 - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions#athletics

LAUNCH ONLINE GRANT PROGRAM​

Feb. 3 - https://www.launchonline.ca/

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program

Jan. 26 - https://www.bdc.ca/en/special-support/hascap?ref=shorturl-hascap

BC COVID IMMUNIZATION PLAN

Jan. 22 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/BC_COVID-19_Immunization_Plan.pdf

UPDATED INFO ON THE SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT

Jan. 17 - BC Business Grant Program

Small & Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant Program Fact Sheet

EXTENSION OF PROVINCIAL ORDER ON GATHERINGS AND EVENTS

Jan. 7, 2021 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0007-000022

FEES CAPPED FOR FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES

Dec. 22 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PSSG0074-002133

TOURISM SECTOR SUPPORT

Dec. 22 - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/economic-recovery/business-recovery-grant

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT EXPANDS SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESS GRANT

Dec. 21 - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/economic-recovery/business-recovery-grant

PROVINCE EXPANDS COVID ENFORCEMENT

Dec. 16 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0108-002083

BC RECOVERY BENEFIT

Dec. 8 - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020FIN0064-002019

PROVINCE-WIDE RESTRICTIONS UPDATED

Dec. 8 - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

GATHERINGS AND EVENTS

Dec. 4 - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19-pho-order-gatherings-events.pdf​

TARGETED SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES RATIFIED

Nov. 20 - https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/11/new-targeted-support-to-help-businesses-through-pandemic-receives-royal-assent.html

NEW PROVINCE-WIDE RESTRICTIONS

Nov. 19 - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions#athletics

LOCKDOWN SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES FACING SIGNIFICANT HEALTH RESTRICTIONS

Nov. 5 - https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/11/lockdown-support-for-businesses-facing-significant-public-health-restrictions.html

NEW CANADA EMERGENCY RENT SUBSIDY

Nov. 5 - https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/11/canada-emergency-rent-subsidy.html

SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT

Nov. 4 - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/economic-recovery/business-recovery-grant

NEW FEDERAL RENT AND WAGE SUBSIDY IMPROVEMENTS

Nov. 2 -  https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/11/government-introduces-legislation-for-new-targeted-support-to-help-businesses-through-pandemic.html

PROVINCIAL HEALTH ORDERS

Oct. 30, 2020 - Gatherings and Events

Oct. 9, 2020 - Food and Liquor Serving Premises

Interior Health Authority

CITY OF VERNON BUSINESS SUPPORT

The City of Vernon is extending temporary measures so businesses can activate outdoor spaces in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures include off-street parking, sidewalks and on-street patios. For information on the guidelines and the process to implement these temporary measures, visit the City’s website at vernon.ca/covid-19/or contact buildingcounter@vernon.ca.

CANADA UNITED SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF FUND

https://occ.ca/canada-united-small-business-relief-fund/

SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT

Apply for the B.C. Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant today for grants between $10,000 - $30,000

CEBA AVAILABLE TO BUSINESSES WITH NON-BUSINESS BANK ACCOUNTS

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/10/canada-emergency-business-account-now-open-to-businesses-using-personal-banking-accounts.html

UPDATED DOWNLOADABLE GUIDES FOR RESTAURANTS

The B.C. Restaurant and Food Services Association has created a number of new guides to help restaurants and employers. You can view and download off of the BCRFA website here.

RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAM

The federal government is looking to expand the rent subsidy program for businesses. Click here for details.

APPLY FOR A COVID-19 TEMPORARY LAYOFF VARIANCE

Employers can apply to extend temporary layoffs due to Covid-19 for non-union or non-excluded employees.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/employment-standards-advice/employment-standards/hours/variances/employer-covid-19-temporary-layoff-variance

Canada Small Business Financing Program

Business Benefits Finder

Overview of Government Services for Small Business

Commercial Rent Relief Extended - July 31 

CRA Payment Deadline Extended/Interest Waived

Canada Revenue Agency Fact Sheets: Money to Help You, Covid Benefits Fact Sheet, Outreach Resource

Emergency Wage Subsidy Extended

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance

Emergency Wage Subsidy application guide

Wage Subsidy Calculator

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses, Government of Canada

Canada Business App – download to find tailored supports to address your specific needs and questions about COVID-19

Work Sharing Program – temporary measures for the downturn in business due to COVID-19. For more information, call the toll-free number 1-800-367-5693

EI Sickness Benefits – the one-week waiting period will be waived for new claimants. Those who are eligible can apply online.

Emergency Support Benefit – introduced to support workers who are not eligible for EI and who are facing unemployment. We will share details on how to apply once they are available.

Income Tax Deferral – businesses have until August 31, 2020 to pay any income tax payments that become owing between March 18, 2020 – September 2020.