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Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Support for individuals

Individuals and families

  • Employment Insurance (EI) program
  • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)
  • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)
  • Mortgage payment deferral
  • Provincial and territorial support

Support for businesses

Avoiding layoffs, rehiring employees and creating new jobs

  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
  • Extending the Work-Sharing program

Financial support, loans and access to credit

  • Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) interest-free loans
  • Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)
  • Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)
  • Loan Guarantee for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • Co-Lending Program for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)
  • Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund
  • Mid-Market Financing Program
  • Mid-Market Guarantee and Financing Program
  • Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF)
  • Additional support by sector
  • Provincial and territorial support

Support for self-employed individuals

  • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)
  • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

Indigenous businesses

  • Relief measures for Indigenous businesses
  • Supporting business through the pandemic and into recovery

Indigenous peoples can also access all other benefits.

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Support for sectors

Agriculture and agri-food

  • Increasing credit availability
  • Increasing interim payments from 50% to 75% through AgriStability
  • Expanding AgriInsurance to include labour shortage
  • Additional support for your business

Aquaculture and fisheries

  • Increasing credit availability
  • Assisting the fish and seafood processing sector
  • Changes to Employment Insurance fishing benefits
  • Additional support for your business

Culture, heritage and sport

  • Supporting arts and live events workers
  • Support for Independent production companies
  • Additional support for your business

Energy

  • Launching the Emissions Reduction Fund
  • Additional support for your business

Transportation

  • Regional Air Transportation Initiative (RATI)
  • Additional support for your business

Infrastructure

  • Flexible funding for community resilience
  • Supporting communities: new ways to adapt spaces and services
  • Additional support for your business

Support for organizations helping individuals

Indigenous organizations and communities

  • Addressing immediate needs in Indigenous communities
  • Additional support for your organization
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