COVID-19 supports

During these unprecedented times, governments provide supports to reduce financial stress for workers who not able to receive income, or business closed to fighting with COVID-19 together.  

 

Below some link to supports from different levels of governments

 

Support for individuals:

Includes: A new temporary salary top-up for low-income essential workers, CERB, 

Increasing the Canada Child Benefit, Special Goods and Services Tax credit payment

Extra time to file income tax returns & Mortgage support

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#individuals

 

$200 per child up to 12 years of age, and $250 for those with special needs

Temporarily suspending OSAP loan repayments for students

Double the Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) for Seniors

https://budget.ontario.ca/2020/marchupdate/action-plan.html#section-3

https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-people

 

Property Tax and Fee Relief for Residents and Businesses

https://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/home/news/markham-approves-tax-and-fee-relief




Support for businesses

Includes: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) & Temporary 10% Wage Subsidy

Deferral of Sales Tax and Duty Remittance, Access to credit such as Canada Emergency Business Account, Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA), Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) and more

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#businesses

 

Tax & Education Property Tax and WSIB Deferrals to Improve Cash Flow

https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-businesses

https://budget.ontario.ca/2020/marchupdate/action-plan.html#section-4

 

Property Tax and Fee Relief 

https://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/home/news/markham-approves-tax-and-fee-relief

 

Support for self-employed individuals

Includes Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Deferral of Sales Tax Remittance and Customs Duty Payments and more

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#businesses




Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID‑19

https://budget.ontario.ca/2020/marchupdate/action-plan.html

 

Details about Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/canadas-reponse.html

 

Essential workplaces Stop the Spread business information 1-888-444-3659.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces

 

Report price gouging 

https://www.ontario.ca/form/report-price-gouging-related-covid-19 or call 1-800-889-9768 

 

temporary changes to residential rental processes, landlords and tenants can get more help.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/renting-changes-during-covid-19

 

Having innovations, idea and supplies? Ontario Together: Help Fight Coronavirus

Offer emergency products and innovative solutions or volunteer to support our response to COVID-19.

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/how-your-organization-can-help-fight-coronavirus



Latest information about COVID-19

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus#section-0

 

Understanding Roles and Responsibilities in COVID-19 Emergency

https://www.markham.ca/wps/wcm/connect/markham/ba8c8b7b-0303-4d50-84d3-fd880a2fa24a/government-roles-and-responsibilities-COVID-19.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE.Z18_2QD4H901OGV160QC8BLCRJ1001-ba8c8b7b-0303-4d50-84d3-fd880a2fa24a-n6aylNG

 

 

Last updated April 17 2020