Business Support Programs and Grants
Ontario Providing Supports for Small Businesses, Workers and Families
Province’s plan includes $10,000 grant for eligible small businesses and additional electricity-rate relief
Local Lockdown Program
The Local Lockdown Program is a way businesses, charities, and non-profits affected by a qualifying public health restriction can be eligible for wage and rent support through the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP).
You do not have to be in the tourism, hospitality, arts, entertainment, or recreation sectors to be eligible for this support.
Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program (HHBRP)
Proposed regulatory changes to temporarily expand access to lockdown program
The government has announced new proposed regulatory changes to temporarily expand eligibility for wage and commercial rent support for businesses and other organizations under the Local Lockdown Program. These changes would:
- apply to claim periods 24 and 25 (December 19, 2021, to February 12, 2022)
- allow those entities to qualify if they are subject to a capacity-limiting public health restriction of 50 per cent or more
- reduce the current-month revenue decline threshold requirement to 25 per cent for those entities
Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP)
As a business, charity, or non-profit in Canada who has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a wage subsidy, a rent subsidy, or both through the THRP.
You may qualify if you are either:
- part of the tourism, hospitality, arts, entertainment, or recreation sectors, or
- affected by a qualifying public health restriction
The Government of Canada launches applications for the expanded Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit
The government will continue to ensure Canadians have the support needed to deal with the impacts related to the evolving Omicron variant, while also supporting a strong economic recovery. Building on measures included in Bill C-2, the government has approved new regulations
Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)
This subsidy provides a direct rent and mortgage subsidy of up to 65% of eligible expenses to qualifying businesses, charities and non-profits, and up to 90% with added lockdown support. This support is available directly to tenants.
Businesses: Get help with COVID-19 costs
Get help and support for the impacts of COVID-19covid 19.
Improving cash flows for Ontario businesses
A program providing additional support to help improve cash flows for Ontario businesses by providing a six-month interest- and penalty-free period to make payments for most provincially administered taxes.
Government of Canada
A full list of the programs and subsidies available from the Government of Canada to support businesses affected by COVID-19.
Government of Ontario
The Government of Ontario launched a webpage providing information and advice to help business navigate the economy during COVID-19.
Get your business online!
Take advantage of free support from the Digital Main Street program:
Brampton Entrepreneur Centre
Whether your business is open, or you’re pivoting operations to service the new COVID economy, you don’t need to face these challenges alone. The Brampton Entrepreneur Centre is here to help. We’ve got the tools and resources you need to weather these unprecedented times, and maybe even identify some potential areas for growth.