​The City of Brampton is committed to supporting businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As always, the Brampton Economic Development and Culture Office, including the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre team, are available to support our business community.

Although City of Brampton facilities are closed, the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre services are still available virtually. Whether your business is getting ready to reopen, or you’re pivoting operations to service the new COVID economy, we are here to help. We’ve got the tools and resources you need. Find out more here Brampton Back to Business

Sector Managers are working closely with our business community to understand how they are being impacted and how we can support them. Our team is here to help.


City of Brampton responds to COVID-19

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA).

Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a province-wide Stay-at-Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely.

In addition, the province is strengthening public health and workplace safety measures for non-essential retail under the provincewide emergency brake. The measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Limiting the majority of non-essential retailers to only operate for curbside pick-up and delivery;
  • Restricting access to shopping malls to limited specified purposes; and
  • Restricting discount and big box stores in-person retail sales to essential goods.

More measures and details are available in the official news release.

The City of Brampton is working hard to protect the health and wellbeing of our community. Learn more

Calculating capacity limits
The Retail Council of Canada has developed a tool to help you calculate your store capacity during the COVID-19 restrictions. Access the store capacity calculator.

Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open

For more information on the Grey-Lockdown Level in Brampton – Click Here

Ontario Building on Supports for Employers During COVID-19
New Ontario Small Business Support Grant to Provide
up to $20,000 for Eligible Businesses –Read more

Additional Supports Available for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Public Health Measures

On November 16, applications will open for the Main Street Relief Grant to help eligible small businesses with 2-9 employees with the cost of PPE.
Find out if your business is eligible

Applications Open for Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy
This subsidy will provide payments directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords.
Find out if your business is eligible

Get help with COVID-19 costs
Businesses in modified Stage 2 regions (control or lockdown) can apply for rebates to help with fixed costs, such as property tax and energy bills.
Find out if your business is eligible

Keeping businesses and workplaces safe during COVID Find out more

Businesses should review sector-specific guidance and find out what can open before reopening to understand how to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19.

Refer to the province’s step-by-step template on how to develop a COVID-19 safety plan specific to your workplace.

Businesses should put measures in place to reduce the risk of workplace exposure of COVID-19. Measures include increasing physical distancing, adjusting work spaces, changing how we work, using PPE, and following hygiene and cleaning practices.

Brampton Mandatory Mask or Face Covering By-law

Starting Friday, July 10, non-medical masks or face coverings will be required in all indoor public spaces in Brampton. This by-law will remain in effect until 12:01 am on October 1, 2020. This means that, with a few exceptions, all customers or visitors entering a public indoor premise in Brampton are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering.

Information and Resources for Businesses

Peel Response to Provincial COVID-19 New Grey-Lockdown Measures – Questions & Answers

COVID-19 related posters and other resources for us in workplace

Peel Region Coronavirus Business Resources

Province of Ontario: Framework for Reopening

A Framework for Reopening our Province lays out the government’s approach to the next chapter in the ongoing fight to defeat COVID 19. It outlines the principles the government will use to reopening businesses, services and public spaces in gradual stages.

Learn More

Province of Ontario: Sector Specific Industry Guidelines & Resources

Ontario is releasing safety guidelines to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy.

Learn More

Region of Peel: Helping businesses and workplaces reopen safely

Businesses should put measures in place to reduce the risk of workplace exposure of COVID-19. Measures include increasing physical distancing, adjusting work spaces, changing how we work, using PPE, and following hygiene and cleaning practices.

Learn More

Province of Ontario: List of Essential Workplaces

Read the list of essential workplaces in response to COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus). If you have questions about what will be open or impacts to your business or employment, click learn more or call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.

Learn More

News & Announcements


Government Financial Support Programs & Funding Resources

Latest Government Supports and Information
Available Funding, Resources and Best Practices

Health and Safety in the Workplace

Infection Prevention Resources


Retail Council of Canada | Retail Re-entry Resources for Employees and Customers
Guides & Plans
Canadian Business Resilience Network (CBRN)​
Business Credit Availability Program
BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada)
Employment Insurance (EI) and Work-Sharing Program
Canadian Business Resilience Network

Call for Suppliers & Innovative Ideas

Are You an Ontario Business That Can Assist?

Companies Hiring in Brampton

Learn More

Support Local Business

Looking to Support Local Brampton Businesses During COVID-19?