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Printable PDF version: COVID-19 Business Resource Links


The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety has created pandemic guides for higher-risk and essential occupations and industries, follow this link:

The Manitoba Human Rights Commission has created two documents; "Guideline on Human Rights and COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements" and "Discrimination and COVID-19"  

Government of Canada Resources

Government of Canada COVID-19 Current Situation: 

Federal Support for Individuals, Businesses and Industries:

COVID-19: WD support for western Canadian businesses:

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan:

Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Government of Manitoba Resources

Province of Manitoba - COVID-19 Current Situation:  

Manitoba Open Source COVID-19 Data Hub: Data MB (

Manitoba COVID-19 Support Programs for Businesses & Individuals:


Retrain Manitoba program login: 
Retrain Manitoba PDF information document: 

Manitoba Provincial News Releases:

COVID-19 Manitoba Safe Work Protection Plan:



Other Resources

City of Brandon: Brandon Economic Restart Program (BERP) Grant 
Maximum one time grant of up to $2,500 for qualifying Brandon businesses.  Applications will be evaluated on a first come first serve basis until available funding is depleted.  

Manitoba Business Matters:  
Throughout the next year we’ll provide expert insights, tools, and resources so that our business community, province, country, and economy emerge stronger.

Conference Board of Canada – COVID-19 Implications for Canada and the economic impact:

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund: canada-united-small-business-fund


Canada Emergency Business Account  1-800-229-0575

  • Small businesses and not-for-profits should contact their financial institution to apply for these loans.
  • To ensure that small businesses have access to the capital they need to see them through the current challenges, the Government of Canada is announcing the launch of the new Canada Emergency Business Account, which will be implemented by eligible financial institutions in cooperation with Export Development Canada (EDC).
  • This $25 billion program will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced, due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
  • To qualify, these organizations will need to demonstrate they paid between $50,000 to $1 million in total payroll in 2019. Repaying the balance of the loan on or before December 31, 2022 will result in loan forgiveness of 25 percent (up to $10,000).


New Loan Guarantee for Small and Medium Enterprises

  • SME’s should contact their financial institution to determine eligibility and applicability of the New Lean Guarantee program
  • Export and Development Canada will guarantee new operating credit and cash flow term loans that financial institutions extend to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, up to $6.25 million.
  • The program cap for this new loan program will be a total of $20 billion for export sector and domestic companies.


New Co-Lending Program for Small and Medium Enterprises

  • Contact the Business Development Bank of Canada, National 1-877-232-2269 to determine eligibility and applicability for the Co-Lending Program for SMEs 

To provide additional liquidity support for Canadian businesses, the Co-Lending Program will bring the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) together with financial institutions to co-lend term loans to SMEs for their operational cash flow requirements.

Eligible businesses may obtain incremental credit amounts up to $6.25 million BDC’s portion of this program is up to $5 million maximum per loan. Eligible financial institutions will conduct the underwriting and manage the interface with their customers. The potential for lending for this program will be $20 billion.



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