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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: www.ccohs.ca/products/publications/covid19


Government of Canada, announced Oct 19th a $12 million contribution by the Federal Government to the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund: www.gocanadaunited.ca


Manitoba Bridge Grant will provide $5,000 upfront to businesses. 
The application portal will be live Monday, Nov. 16th. The deadline for applications is Dec. 15: www.manitoba.ca/supportsforbusiness


Manitoba's Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery Plan:
manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/restoring-safe-services.pdf

 

Manitoba Chamber of Commerce guide for business supports: mbchamber.mb.ca/2020/04/mcc-launches-new-federal-relief-measures-guide

 

Government of Canada COVID-19 Current Situation: www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection 

 

Government of Canada – COVID-19 Disease website

www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html?utm_campaign=not-applicable&utm_medium=vanity-url&utm_source=canada-ca_covid-19


Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy:
www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#businesses 


Federal Support for Individuals, Businesses and Industries:
www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan

Province of Manitoba - COVID-19 Disease website: manitoba.ca/covid19


Provincial Cash Flow Relief for Individuals and Corporations:
 
news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=47380&posted=2020-04-03

 

City of Brandon: www.brandon.ca/public-notices

City of Brandon Property Tax COVID-19 Update: Property Tax Update, April 6, 2020

United Way of Brandon is providing resources to families during this time of crisis:
Phone 204-571-8929, website: www.brandonuw.ca

 

Conference Board of Canada – COVID-19 Implications for Canada and the economic impact
www.conferenceboard.ca/insights/covid-19?utm_source=BRAND&utm_medium=EMAIL&utm_campaign=RATB20APR3&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTldFd01UbG1NV0UxT1RGayIsInQiOiIwTEExeW96ZGhXeHppODJuNlpGZGkzSDhLVkdaako1OGVzSGQwN0ZzZ0d0Qk5oU2JHbGxmYVNyekdhZ0l6czkyV0JtZE5qUFcrd3NwMVI2ajhEZThPdGdEdFJcL1piVWNZR0Q3RWdGT1B6c3ppT28yWVwvU1BwN284U1B6MGVZVUJ1In0%3D

 

Business Specific Information Related to COVID-19

Manitoba Businesses deemed “Essential Services and Functionswww.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2019_2020/orders-soe-03312020.pdf


Canada Businesses deemed Essential Services and Functions:
www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/crtcl-nfrstrctr/esf-sfe-en.aspx


Supply Goods and Services to aid in Canada’s Response to COVID-19
www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/080.nsf/eng/00048


Supply Goods and Service to aid in Manitoba’s Response to COVID-19
app.smartsheet.com/b/form/e3cd6b9139904951abe87252d83fc6f3


Business Tool Kit
www.manitoba.ca/covid19/infomanitobans/workplaces


Business Questions & Answers (ability to pose questions)
engagemb.ca/covid19-csp?tool=qanda#tool_tab


Right to refuse Dangerous Work
www.manitoba.ca/covid19/infomanitobans/workplaces

 

Government Assistance to Deal with the Impacts of COVID-19

Wage Related Assistance

Government of Canada – Canada Emergency Response benefit (temporary income support for employees)

www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application


Emergency Wage Subsidy for Employers www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/wage-subsidy


Work Share Program www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/work-sharing/apply


Business Operation Assistance


Government of Canada – Additional support for Canadian Businesses from the Economic Impact of COVID-19 (payment deferrals, loans, etc.)

www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/additional-support-for-canadian-businesses-from-the-economic-impact-of-covid-19


It is strongly recommended that when enquiring about the eligibility and applicability of all COVID-19 loan programs, businesses ask their financial providers whether receiving the new loan(s) trigger payback covenants on previous debts.


Businesses should contact their financial institutions to discuss eligibility for and applicability of the Federal “Business Credit Availability Program”(BCAP) www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/programs/financial-sector-policy/business-credit-availability-program


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
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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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City of Brandon
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Brandon, MB R7A 6A2
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