Financial Assistance

Financial resources from all levels of government.

Please also see the B2B section as there may be supports from other businesses that are relevant to you.

Programs that have ended have been removed from this list to make for easier reading.

Provincial:

  • Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant - provides up to $10,000 to businesses in the hospitality and fitness sectors that have been impacted by the most recent restrictions. Applications open April 12.  
  • BC Accelerating Manufacturing Scale-Up Grant - The goal of this program is to support small and medium-sized businesses to accelerate innovative capacity in the manufacturing sector, strengthen critical provincial supply chains, and create new, sustainable economic opportunities for businesses. Applications open April 15, 2021
  • Community Workforce Response Grant - certain organizations may be eligible for up to $15,000 per participant in grant funds to upskill workers, up to a maximum of $300,000 per organization. Check out the details here.
  • Do you need help pivoting into e-commerce? There is a new grant of up to $7,500 to help your business grow its online presence. Apply at http://launchonline.ca.
  • The B.C. Supply Chain Resiliency and Value-Added Manufacturing Grant was recently announced to support small and medium sized manufacturers to bolster the supply chain. Details here. 
  • The BC Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant: 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. Determine your eligibility and apply now.
  • Metis Financial Corporation of BC relief program for Metis Entrepreneurs
  • The Province is providing enhanced relief for businesses by reducing most commercial property tax bills by an average of 25%, along with new measures to support local governments facing temporary revenue shortfalls as a result of COVID-19 - news release
  • COVID-19 Leave: Changes to Employment Standard Act — Employees who are unable to work due to COVID-19 related reasons are permitted to take unpaid, job-protected leave. This is retroactive to January 27, 2020.

Federal:

    • Economic Development Office
      T 604-527-4536
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