Support for Organizations and Businesses
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)
This program will lower rent by 75 percent for small businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. The program will provide forgivable loans to qualifying commercial property owners to cover 50% of three monthly rent payments that are payable by eligible small business tenants who are experiencing financial hardship during April, May, and June.
Support for Employees/Individuals
Temporary salary top-up for low-income essential workers
The government will work with provinces and territories through a new transfer to cost-share a temporary top-up to the salaries of low-income workers (those who earn less than $2,500 per month on a full-time basis), that the provinces and territories have deemed essential in the fight against COVID-19.
For more government updates, visit Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan and Ontario’s new COVID-19 Action Plan for Vulnerable People.