Covid-19 Support Resources for Entrepreneurs

The Covid-19 Pandemic is a global crisis; this is a very challenging time for entrepreneurs and sharing knowledge around available resources to weather the storm is vital. Here are a few useful links to pertinent business information as a result of the Covid pandemic – these are primarily Canadian-focused, though the iNovia document in particular is an excellent summary of US and UK resources as well, is being continually updated, and includes links to resources for US and UK businesses as well as Canada.

July 17th 2020, the Government of Canada released updated guidelines extending wage subsidies for Canadian businesses. More information here, and a summary from Denton’s.

On April 1, 2020, the federal government announced further details regarding the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) available to qualifying businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada released new guidelines on wage subsidies for Canadian businesses.

iNovia Capital put together a living document on resources for businesses that includes information for Canadian, US and UK federal and provincial, state resources. This Google Doc is being updated continuously as new information becomes known.

MNP has put together a resource page with tax and accounting information and implications for Canadian businesses.

Dentons has put together a resources site for Canadian businesses.

Startup Edmonton has compiled an useful list of resources for Edmonton, Alberta and Canadian entrepreneurs.

This GIS Hub is provided by Esri Canada to share information about the coronavirus pandemic. Information sources include the Community Map of Canada, the Living Atlas, Environics Analytics and others.

The CommAlert Group and Punchcard Systems have put together a Resources for Business Leaders portal to help entrepreneurs understand the challenges and opportunities associated with running their business operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. has prepared a A Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances: What You Need to Know – helpful information for US entrepreneurs and employees alike to find resources to help them manage through this global pandemic.

Hoping you and your teams and families are all doing well, healthy and safe in the face of Covid-19!

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