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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy applications open Apr 27

To help Canadians and businesses get through these tough economic times, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that the Government is proposing to introduce a wage subsidy of 75% for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020.
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Rent Relief for Business

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA), managed by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation will be operational mid-May. Commercial property owners will be able to lower the rents of their small business tenants payable for the months of April and May, retroactively, and for June.
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BC Emergency Benefit for Workers

The B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers will provide a tax-free, one-time $1,000 payment for B.C. residents whose ability to work has been affected due to COVID-19.
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BC Hydro COVID-19 Relief Fund

The COVID-19 Relief Fund allows eligible residential customers who have experienced job loss to receive three months of free credit on their BC Hydro bill based on their average consumption. The fund also allows eligible small businesses that needed to close due to COVID-19 to have up to three months of electricity charges waived.

Applications open Apr 13


FortisBC Customer Recovery Fund

Our Customer Recovery Fund will help our residential customers most impacted by COVID-19 by deferring their bills until June 30. Small businesses impacted will also have this option or may receive bill credits helping cover costs. We’re always here for you.



Register your online business for Surrey Store to Door

The Surrey Store to Door initiative connects Surrey residents with their local business community as a hub for online local shopping. If you own a Surrey business with online sales and delivery, register today to promote your business on SurreyStoreToDoor.ca



Small Business Marketplace

Small Business BC’s digital Small Business Marketplace is designed to help promote and market small businesses still operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the Small Business Marketplace.

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We understand that many Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs are anxious about how to get the help you need in the face of COVID-19. Here are a few good places to start:

  1. Visit our website for businesses for information about supporting your employees and your business. It is constantly updated as the COVID-19 crisis evolves.
  2. Contact your local financial institution. Since we know most small businesses have a relationship with their local financial institution already, we’ve worked with the financial sector to increase their lending capability to support you in in this challenging time. They are a good first place to start for help.
  3. Download the Canada Business App to find tailored supports to address your needs in the face of COVID-19.
  4. Consult the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s pandemic preparedness guide to help prepare you business in the days and weeks to come.


Support for Surrey Businesses

Business resources from institutions and associations at various levels of government aimed towards supporting business continuity and planning through the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19 Resources for BC Business

The BC Economic Development Association has compiled a series of resources into one document for all types of BC businesses. Search by sector – professional services, entrepreneurs, tourism, etc., or by topic – taxes, utilities, banking

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Live updates and information about Canada’s response to COVID-19 here: http://canada.ca/coronavirus
Live updates and information about BC’s response to COVID-19 here: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19
Live updates and information about City of Surrey’s response to COVID-19 here: https://www.surrey.ca/city-government/30805.aspx