Advocacy / CADSI News
May 14, 2021

Top Requested COVID-19 Business Resources

We've curated the top requested resources to help companies navigate the business implications of COVID-19. This page is updated as new resources become available. 


Learn about Canada's Vaccination Plan

  • View Canada's COVID-19 Immunization Plan (published Jan 2021) here.
  • See regular updates on the progress of Canada's vaccination efforts here

Understand Canada's mandatory quarantine orders for travellers and who qualifies for exemption. 

  • Find out if you can travel to Canada here.
  • Learn who is exempt from quarantine here
  • Read the CBSA's detailed guidance for business visitors, technicians + specialists here.
  • "Entrée des visiteurs commerciaux, techniciens et spécialistes" préparé par L’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada ici.
  • Review updated mandatory quarantine information here
  • Infographic for travellers arriving by air
  • Infographic for travellers arriving by land
  • For help interpreting the exemptions or if you have additional questions about the Emergency Order, call 1-833-784-4397. 

Make your workplace safer in the face of COVID-19

  • Access free rapid COVID-19 antigen tests for your workplace here.
  • Read more background on rapid COVID-19 antigen tests here (and in French here)
  • Canadian Centre for Cyber Security here and here. 
  • UK guide for small businesses here.
  • U.S. guide for small businesses here.
  • NIST guide to preventing eavesdropping and protecting privacy on virtual meetings here
  • U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Resources for Business here.

Sell or buy PPE (personal protective equipment)

  • Government of Canada Essential Services Contingency Reserve here
  • Government of Canada's PPE Supply Hub here.
  • Government of Ontario PPE Directory here.

Be aware of PPE fraud

  • Warning from 3M here

Learn about Public Health Measures and Personal Protection at DND facilities 

  • CDS/DM Joint Directive 1243-1: DND/CAF COVID-19 Public Health Measures and Personal Protection here
  • CFTO C-87-010-000/ME-00: Non-Medical Face Covering Assembly Instructions here.

Managing your business during COVID-19

  • Canada Revenue Agency resources for managing your business during COVID-19 here
  • CME's protocols and guidelines for manufacturing here
  • PHAC's risk-informed decision-making guidelines for workplaces and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic here
  • Health and Safety Guidance for Workplaces during the COVID-19 Outbreak here
  • Ontario's guidance on Manufacturing Health and Safety during COVID-19 here.
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) guidance here and Pandemic Info Share here.
  • Pandemic Recovery - Return to Work Checklist from Workplace Safety and Prevention Services here.
  • Post-Pandemic Business Playbook from Workplace Safety and Prevention Services here
  • Guidance on Health and Safety for the Office Sector during COVID-19 here
  • Access Wellness Together Canada for mental health resources here
  • Canada Business Resiliency Network's Reopening Toolkit here.
  • Government of Canada guidance on how to put on, remove and clean non-medical masks and face coverings here
  • Risk mitigation tool for workplaces/businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic here
  • Community-based measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in Canada here.  

Learn about COVID-19  business  support programs 

  • Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Businesses here.
    • *NEW AS OF JAN. 26: Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program here.
    • Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) here
    • Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) here.
    • FAQ about the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) here
    • Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program here (extended to July). 
    • Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) here
    • Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) here.
  • Trade Commissioner Service for information about COVID-19 and Canada’s international trade here.
  • Export Development Canada's COVID-19 Relief for Businesses here.
  • Business Development Canada's Support for Entrepreneurs Impacted by COVID-19 here
  • ISED's Support for Businesses tool here
  • Canada Business App here
  • Canadian Business Resilience Network here.
    • Business Resilience financial guidance hotline here.
  • Learn about CRA's changes to taxes and benefits here
    • Visit the Government of Canada's Q&A on the Deferral of GST/HST Remittances here
  • Find financial help during COVID-19 here
  • CFIB's COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre here.

Learn about defence and marine acquisition notices and changes

  • supplier news here
  • PSPC service continuity news here
  • U.S. Government COVID-19 Resource Centre here.
Share an existing product or service to help in the government's response to COVID-19
  • BuyandSell portal here.
  • Information for manufacturers of hard surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers here
  • Statement from the Competition Bureau on competitor collaborations during the COVID-19 pandemic here

Share an idea or innovation to help in the government's response to COVID-19 

  • ISED portal here.
  • IDEaS portal here
  • Innovation Solutions Canada opportunities here
  • National Research Council of Canada here
  • NATO Innovation Hub here

Promote your existing COVID-19 products or services 

  • CADSI website profiles here
  • GATEWAYCapabilities portal here. 
  • GC portals are listed above. 



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