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CECRA for Small Businesses

The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program will begin taking applications on May 25, 2020. 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.


Sell Gift Cards Online

Support Local BC is a digital platform customers can purchase gift certificates for local, independent businesses in Surrey and all over British Columbia. There is no cost to the businesses that signup and you will keep the full value of the gift cards purchased.
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COVID-19 Workplace safety protocols for Phase 2 Industries

This program partners with provincial and territorial governments to provide a 75% rent reduction for small and medium-sized businesses. 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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COVID-19: Government supports for Canadian businesses

Interactive Business Benefits Finder at innovation.canada.ca; is a digital platform that brings together all of the latest COVID supports for businesses, as well as hundreds of other programs and services offered by federal, provincial and territorial governments.

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How COVID-19 is Impacting your Business and How we can Help

The City of Surrey is working with senior levels of government to support local businesses and is interested in understanding how the current pandemic is affecting your business and if it has changed since the beginning of this crisis. We are looking for feedback from you on your current operations as we continue to respond to the global economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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