Government COVID-19 support programs/resources for small businesses


City of Ottawa

Economic support and recovery

Resources for businesses and workers


Province of Ontario

• For a full overview of programs, click here

Small business recovery resources (fewer than 100 employees)


Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant • Program provides eligible small businesses subject to full closure with a grant of $10,000.


Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program: applications opening January 18, 2022

• Program provides rebate payments to eligible businesses for portion of property tax and energy costs.


Improving cash flows for Ontario businesses

• Program provides a six-month interest- and penalty-free payment period for most provincially administered taxes.


Government of Canada

• For a full overview of programs, click here

Business Benefits Finder


COVID-19 wage and hiring support for businesses

• Program provides eligible businesses with a subsidy to support a portion of employee wages.


Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP)

• Program provides eligible businesses, charities, and not-for-profit organizations with a wage and/or rent subsidy.


Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program (HHBRP)

• Program provides eligible businesses and organizations with wage and commercial rent support.


Local Lockdown Program

• Program provides eligible businesses and organizations with wage and commercial rent support.


Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP)

• Program provides eligible employers with a subsidy to cover a portion of new employee wages and increase existing employee wages or hours.


Government extends loan forgiveness repayment deadline for the Canada Emergency Business Account

• The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program has provided interest-free, partially forgivable loans to nearly 900,000 small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. The deadline to qualify for partial loan forgiveness has been extended from December 31, 2022 to December 31, 2023 for eligible borrowers in good standing.

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