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Government Programs in Response to COVID-19

Canada’s federal and provincial governments, in partnership with financial institutions across the country, have created a significant number of relief programs to help businesses and individuals cope with their financial difficulties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the ever-changing status of COVID-19, novel and existing government relief programs are rapidly modified and added, making it difficult for businesses and individuals to stay up to date with these program updates.

The purpose of this resource is to provide updated, comprehensive and easy to digest information regarding the federal and Ontario governments’ relief programs.

If you have any questions about the relief programs listed on this resource, please reach out to a Goodmans lawyer.


Federal Government Programs

The Government of Canada has implemented a significant number of measures to support the functioning of markets, the resilience of the financial sector, and continued access to financing for Canadian businesses. The following provides a brief summary of these government measures, including details relating to eligibility, how to apply and general terms and conditions, as applicable. We will endeavour to update this page on a daily basis. However, for a complete and up to date description, please consult the webpage for applicable program webpage. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to a Goodmans lawyer.

Support for Businesses

Support for Sectors

Ontario Government Programs

The Government of Ontario has implemented a package of measures to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. The following provides a brief summary of these government measures, including details relating to eligibility, how to apply and general terms and conditions, as applicable. We will endeavour to update this page on a daily basis. However, for a complete and up to date description, please see the link to the applicable program webpage contained herein.

Programs