The following is a list of resources that have been compiled to help businesses during this disruption caused by the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).

The list is not comprehensive and will be updated as new information becomes available.

Government of Canada Economic Response Plan for Businesses

Supporting Canadian Businesses through the Canada Account
Helping Businesses Keep Their Workers
Flexibility for Businesses Filing Taxes
Ensuring Businesses have Access to Credit

Government of British Columbia Action Plan

COVID-19 Action Plan: B.C.’s first steps to support people, businesses

Support for Businesses

Supporting Canadian Businesses through the Canada Account
Helping Businesses Keep Their Workers 
Flexibility for Businesses Filing Taxes 
Ensuring Businesses have Access to Credit 
Supporting Financial Market Liquidity
Economic Response Plan – Cost and Implementation

General Business Resources

Resources for Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus (Small Business BC)
COVID-19 Resources for BC Businesses – Live Document (BC Economic Development Association)
COVID-19 Resources for Canadian Businesses (Government of Canada Trade Commissioner Service)
Help for businesses affected by COVID-19 (Government of Canada Innovation Canada)
COVID-19 Business Assessment Tool (Granted)


Small business loan (BDC) Low-interest loans up to $100,000 if your business has been generating revenues for at least 24 months.
Working capital loan (BDC) Get extra funds to bridge cash flow gaps and support everyday operations.
Purchase order financing (BDC) Cover up to 90% of the purchase order amount to ease cash flow to your suppliers.
Financing options for businesses impacted by COVID-19 (Small Business BC)

Employee Support

Changes to Employment Insurance (EI) (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Work-Sharing Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)

B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers


Economic Stimulus 2020: What’s Out There for Your Business and How to Get It (Funding Portal) – Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing the impact on global supply chains (Export Development Canada) – Watch on demand
BIV Talks: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 (Business in Vancouver)  – Watch on demand



Resources for farmers (Young Agrarians)
Credit line for agricultural producers (Farm Credit Canada)


What you need to know (Destination BC)
Covid-19: Information for Hoteliers (Hotel Association of Canada)
Navigating coronavirus: COVID-19 resources for foodservice operators (Restaurants Canada)


Financial and insurance solutions (EDC)
FAQ’s: What Canadian exporters need to know about the coronavirus (EDC)


Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Retailers (Retail Council of Canada)
Navigating coronavirus: COVID-19 resources for foodservice operators (Restaurants Canada)
COVID-19 resources for retailers and restaurants
Restaurants allowed to use unemployed servers to deliver liquor products (Government of British Columbia)


Helping Our Manufacturers through Challenging Times (Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters)

Information provided by BC Economic Development