CJA COVID-19 update

13 May 2020 1:54 PM | Anonymous

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), formerly known as Industry Canada,  has a tool for calculating what a business can apply for in terms of support from government.

You simply answer a few quick questions and get access to:

  • Opportunities to find funding, wage subsidies, loans, tax credits and expert advice offered by government and some not-for-profits too.
  • A tailored list of the right supports for their business, delivered to them in under two minutes.
  • The option to save their favourite programs to review later.
  • The email notification feature, where they can sign up to get emails whenever a program changes, an application deadline approaches or a brand new program is introduced that meets their needs, including new COVID-19 supports.

Here is the link https://innovation.ised-isde.canada.ca/s/?language=en 

The Canadian Chambers of Commerce have written a letter to the Minister of Health, in coordination with provincial/territorial health officers, requesting clear guidance for employers and consumers regarding the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other health and safety considerations related to COVID-19 in light of businesses reopening.

They are requesting:

  • The development of education and awareness materials for both employers and consumers regarding what is appropriate PPE, social distancing, sanitation standards etc...
  • Encouraging provincial/territorial harmonization of future health and safety expectations to simplify compliance for those firms that operate across the country; and
  • Assisting companies to procure the supplies and implement the practices needed to re-open.


We will keep you updated as this information could be very useful as you emerge from lockdown to open your businesses.


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