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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy applications open Apr 27
Rent Relief for Business
BC Emergency Benefit for Workers
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.
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.
WHERE TO START:
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:
- Visit our website for businesses for information about supporting your employees and your business. It is constantly updated as the COVID-19 crisis evolves.
- 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.
- Download the Canada Business App to find tailored supports to address your needs in the face of COVID-19.
- 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.
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