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COVID-19 Update: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program

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Last updated: Oct. 8, 2021 
What is the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy? The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) is a taxable benefit available to employers who have experienced a drop in revenue due to COVID-19, to cover part of their employee wages retroactive to March 15, 2020. The program intends to help businesses keep their employees … Read more

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

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Last updated: Oct. 8, 2021 
The following is archived material.  Refer to the federal government for more information. The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program has now ended.  It has been replaced with the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Program.  Information provided here is for informational purposes only. Rent relief is available for small businesses and commercial … Read more

Tax implications of COVID-19 programs

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Last updated: Oct. 8, 2021 
Did your business take advantage of federal COVID-19 programs in 2020? If so, questions are likely racing through your mind about the tax implications of receiving benefits from the various programs. What do you need to report as income on your 2020 tax return? Will you have to pay additional tax … Read more

COVID-19 Announcement: Nova Scotia

Last updated: Oct. 8, 2021 
Originally published March 27, 2020. The following is archived material. Please refer to the Government of Nova Scotia for additional information.  The province has announced new programs for business owners experiencing economic hardship because of COVID-19. The province is releasing updates on their website. We will provide you with more information … Read more

COVID-19 Update: British Columbia

Last updated: Oct. 8, 2021 
Originally published on March 29, 2020.  The following is archived material. Please refer to the Government of British Columbia for additional information. The B.C. government introduced a $5-billion aid package to support employees and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan includes $2.8 billion in support for individuals and services, and … Read more

COVID-19 Announcement: Saskatchewan

Last updated: Oct. 8, 2021 
Originally published March 30, 2020. The following is archived material. Please refer to the Government of Saskatchewan for additional information.  The Saskatchewan government announced a financial support plan for businesses and individuals impacted by COVID-19. While many of the details about eligibility and application processes haven’t been released, here is a … Read more

COVID-19 Announcement: New Brunswick

Last updated: Oct. 8, 2021 
Originally published March 27, 2020. The following is archived material. Please refer to the Government of New Brunswick for additional information.   The Government of New Brunswick has announced new programs for business owners experiencing economic hardship because of COVID-19. Deferring Interest and Principal Payments on Existing Loans On a case-by-case basis, … Read more

Government announces financial support for Albertans

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Last updated: Oct. 8, 2021 
Originally posted March 20, 2020. The following is archived material. Please refer to the Government of Alberta for more information.  If you are an employer in Alberta, you may have heard the province is offering several supports for people impacted by COVID-19. FBC has read through the announcements and provided a … Read more

COVID-19 Announcement: Alberta

Last updated: Oct. 8, 2021 
Originally published March 30, 2020.  The following is archived material. Please refer to the Government of Alberta for additional information. The Alberta government announced several supports for people impacted financially by COVID-19. While many of the details about eligibility and application processes haven’t been released, here is a summary of the … Read more