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An Update on Covid-Related Government Support

The BC Government and private sector are offering a wide range of supports to businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A compiled list of the latest supports is available below. Please contact support providers directly for eligibility and application details.

A one-stop resource (B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service) operated by Small Business BC is also available for businesses with questions about the supports available. Advisors are available Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by phone, email and live chat. Support is available in several languages.
Phone: 1-833-254-4357 (HELP)
Email: covid@smallbusinessbc.ca
Live Chat: https://covid.smallbusinessbc.ca


Support for Business

Loans and grants
Loans, grants and flexible financing solutions are available to businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rent support
Governments have developed programs to temporarily reduce rent for qualifying small business tenants.

Wage support
Governments have developed and enhanced programs to help employers avoid layoffs and rehire employees.

Changes to taxes
Some federal and provincial taxes have been deferred, delayed or reduced.

Bill relief
Service providers are offering businesses flexible payment plans and other supports.

Other resources
Additional support is available to businesses from governments and the private sector.

Pivoting your business operations
Small Business BC provides practical ideas and inspiration to help you manage your business through this uniquely challenging time. 

Supporting self-employed individuals and workers
Self-employed individuals and workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can rely on income supports, tax relief and direct funding.