Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. During this extraordinary time, the Government of Canada is taking strong action to help Canadian businesses as COVID-19 is affecting them, their employees and their families.

The Government and public health officials are urging all Canadians to:

For businesses, this means:

1.  Support for Employees

No Canadian should have to worry about losing their job, paying their rent or putting food on the table because of COVID-19. That’s why the Government has:

2. Support for Businesses

No employer should feel like they have to lay off a worker in the face of COVID-19. To provide immediate relief for businesses and entrepreneurs, the Government has: