Expanded Support for Employers and Jobseekers

Submitted by WorkBC We recognize that many employers are struggling, and that this holiday season is not as joyful as the last. We have some good news! WorkBC has rolled out changes to the Wage Subsidy Program to help reduce ongoing labour market challenges and better serve employers and jobseekers. The enhanced program expands eligibility, […]

Canada Revenue Agency launches the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Registry

Canada Revenue Agency launches the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Registry From: Canada Revenue Agency News release December 21, 2020                         Ottawa, Ontario                       Canada Revenue Agency To protect Canadians’ jobs and support businesses throughout the pandemic, the […]

Grant program now accessible to more B.C. businesses

“The B.C. government has enhanced the Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant program to make it easier for businesses to qualify and has increased support for those in the hard-hit tourism sector. The program is part of StrongerBC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan. The plan outlines the latest steps the Government of British Columbia is taking […]

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Now Open

The Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CERS) portal is now accepting applications. Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations or charities that have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses retroactive to September 27, 2020 until June 2021. This subsidy […]

Universal Broadband Fund: Bringing High-Speed Internet to Rural and Remote Communities

“Today, high-speed Internet access is essential for all Canadians, no matter where they live. But there is a connectivity gap — Canadians living in rural and remote areas have less access to high-speed Internet than those living in urban areas. That is why the Government of Canada has launched the Universal Broadband Fund, which is designed […]

More Small Business Relief Funds Available Through Canada United

The Federal Government recently contributed $12 million to the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund.  As a result, Canada United has extended relief grants available for small businesses.  “Canada United is a nationwide initiative created by RBC” along with several Canada United partners. Through this initiative, small businesses may be eligible to receive a grant […]

Government Announces New, Targeted Support to Help Businesses Through Pandemic

News release October 9, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada “The Government of Canada took immediate action to help Canadian businesses affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic, from helping keep employees on the job to increasing cash flow and providing support to help pay rent. While some parts of our economy are […]

Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant

The Government of British Columbia has established a new Recovery Grant program for small and medium-sized businesses.  Through this program, “grants of $10,000 to $30,000 are available.  An additional $5,000 to $10,000 grant is available to eligible tourism-related businesses that have been hit especially hard by COVID-19”.   “Grants are fully-funded. A business would only […]

Increased Access to EI and Recovery Benefits

“The Government of Canada is continuing to take significant and decisive action to support Canadians and protect jobs during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was an important and necessary temporary response to support Canadians who had to stop working due to the pandemic. As we safely restart Canada’s economy, […]

Extend a COVID-19 Temporary Layoff with a Variance by August 25th

Navigating layoffs is always hard, especially in these uncertain times. Recent changes to temporary layoffs means employees and employers have more options for support. Together, employers and employees can apply to extend temporary layoffs due to COVID-19. Employees have rights and options as part of the application process. The maximum length of a temporary layoff related […]

Government of Canada announces funding for Indigenous communities and organizations to support community-based responses to COVID-19

News release August 12, 2020 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada recognizes that First Nation, Inuit and Métis are among the most at risk and face unique challenges in addressing COVID-19. It also recognizes that Indigenous leadership, governments and organizations are best placed to determine the needs […]

OUT For Business: Providing Mentorship for Canada’s LGBT+ Business Community

CGLCC’s OUT For Business Initiative is a mentorship program created to empower LGBT+ youth by providing them the support and guidance to establish or grow their own business. Young LGBT+ business owners tap into the experience and expertise of mentors and other leaders in the LGBT+ business community. Through one-on-one and team mentoring, youth entrepreneurs sharpen […]