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Determining The Occupant Load of Your Business – INFORMATION BULLETIN – From the Office of the Fire Commissioner NEW
Through HASCAP, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has been mandated to work with participating Canadian financial institutions to offer government-guaranteed, low-interest loans from $25K up to $1 million. Hard-hit businesses, like a chain of hotels or restaurants with multiple locations under one related entity, could be eligible for up to $6.25 million.
The program is designed to provide a rebate to dine-in restaurants across Manitoba that have had to significantly shift operations to a delivery model as a result of moving to Critical (red) and subsequent public health orders. The rebate will help offset additional costs of this operations shift related to food delivery services, whether a restaurant provides its own delivery service or uses a third-party delivery company.
The Manitoba Bridge Grant will provide an immediate non-repayable one-time grant of $5,000 to small and medium-sized businesses, not-for-profit and charitable organizations that were forced to temporarily cease operations or close their publicly-accessible physical locations by Manitoba COVID-19 public-health orders in effect on Nov. 12.
The Back to Work Manitoba initiative is a hiring program designed to support Manitoba’s economic recovery by encouraging Manitoba employers to bring back their employees or take on new hires. The program covers 50 per cent of wage costs between July 16 and December 31, 2020. Employers can be supported to hire up to 20 employees.
Innovation Canada provides an easy-to-navigate and fully customizable directory which businesses can search through to find all the grants and supports in place for their business. This is a great and easy-to-use resource for all businesses!
The Canada Life Business Boost program supports small businesses across Canada with 12 one-time grants of $10,000. The program is designed to help small businesses keep your workforce employed and strong, help cover operational costs and connect you with more customers and opportunities.
The CEBA provides interest-free loans up to $60,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits. CEBA is intended to support businesses by providing financing for their expenses that cannot be avoided or deferred as they take steps to safely close their doors during the shutdown period.
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy is available for employers who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a business owner you may be eligible for a subsidy to cover 75% of your employee wages, retroactive to March 15. This program allows you to re-hire your workers, help prevent future layoffs and ease you back into your operations.
The new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy will provide direct relief to businesses, non-profits, and charities that continue to be economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rent subsidy would be available retroactive to September 27, 2020, until June 2021.
ICTC’s WIL Digital is an innovative Work Integrated Learning program that helps employers grow their businesses by providing financial assistance for hiring post-secondary students. WIL Digital is funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP). Subsidies of 75% of wages paid to a maximum of $7500 to provide students with meaningful WIL opportunities that develop foundational and entrepreneurship/business skills.
The province had officially launched their new app/website to connect businesses to suppliers of PPE & other COVID related supplies.
Created by RBC, Canada United is a movement to support local businesses in communities across the country. The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund (CUSBRF) was established to help small businesses offset the cost of expenses to open safely or adopt digital technologies to move more of their business online.
Back to Business – Printouts for your Business
- Covid Business Plan 8-5×11
- COVID-19 – STAY 6 FT APART 8-5X11
- COVID-19 SAFETY FLOOR DECAL
- COVID-19 Symptoms for Self Assessment 8-5×11
- COVID-19 TRAVEL SAFETY 8-5X11
- Maximum Capacity 8-5×11
- PERSONAL HYGIENE PROTOCOLS – POSTER 11×17
- PHYSICAL DISTANCING 11X17
- Proper Face Mask Use – 8-5×11
Is your business able to supply products and services in support of Manitoba’s response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?
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Resources, Tools & Information
The Brandon Chamber of Commerce is closely monitoring the COVID-19 escalation. In partnership with the Chamber network, we have collected and are sharing information from only credible and reliable sources such as World Health Organization, Manitoba Health, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce.
We understand how difficult it is right now for businesses and their employees during this time. Our goal and hope is to support you through this difficult time and connect you with valuable tools and resources to help you make decisions for your business based on accurate information and expert recommendations.
- Local Updates
- Provincial and National Updates
- Government of Canada
- Government of Manitoba
- Public Health Agency of Canada