COVID 19 Business Resources

The following is a list of resources that have been compiled to help businesses during this disruption caused by the novel coronovirus (Covid-19).
The list is not comprehensive and will be updated as new information becomes available. 
Government of Canada Economic Response Plan For Businesses

 Support for Businesses

General Business Resources

Resources for Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus (Small Business BC)

COVID-19 Resources for BC Businesses – Live Document (BC Economic Development Association)

COVID-19 Resources for Canadian Businesses (Government of Canada Trade Commissioner Service)

Help for businesses affected by COVID-19 (Government of Canada Innovation Canada)

COVID-19 Business Assessment Tool (Granted)


Small business loan (BDC) Low-interest loans up to $100,000 if your business has been generating revenues for at least 24 months.

Working capital loan (BDC) Get extra funds to bridge cash flow gaps and support everyday operations.

Purchase order financing (BDC) Cover up to 90% of the purchase order amount to ease cash flow to your suppliers.

Financing options for businesses impacted by COVID-19 (Small Business BC)

Employee Support

Changes to Employment Insurance (EI) (Employment and Social Development Canada)

Work-Sharing Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)



Preparing for International Travel and Tradeshows (Small Business BC) – Tuesday, March 24, 2020

How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business (Business Development Bank of Canada) – March 25, 2020

Managing an Unexpected Remote Workforce (Conference Board of Canada) – March 26, 2020

Economic Stimulus 2020: What’s Out There for Your Business and How to Get It (Funding Portal) – Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing the impact on global supply chains (Export Development Canada) – Watch on demand

BIV Talks: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 (Business in Vancouver)  – Watch on demand


Sector Specific Resources

 Resources for farmers (Young Agrarians) 
What you need to know (Destination BC)

Covid-19: Information for Hoteliers (Hotel Association of Canada)






Helping Our Manufacturers through Challenging Times (Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters)

Information provided by BC Economic Development