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Top Requested COVID-19 Business Resources

We've curated the most frequently asked questions and top requested resources to help companies navigate the business implications of COVID-19. We will update this page as new resources become available. 


Do you want to learn more about plans to re-open the economy? 

  • First Ministers' Statement on a shared public health approach to support restarting the economy here
  • British Columbia's plan here
  • Ontario's plan here.
  • Quebec's plan here
  • Saskatchewan's plan here
  • New Brunswick's plan here
  • Newfoundland's plan here
  • PEI's plan here
  • Manitoba's plan here
  • Alberta's plan here

Do you want to learn how to make your manufacturing or office workplace safer in the face of  COVID-19?

  • 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 its 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
  • Access the Canada Business Resiliency Network's Reopening Toolkit here.
  • Government of Canada's guidance on how to put on, remove and clean non-medical masks and face coverings here
  • NEW: Government of Ontario PPE Directory here.
  • NEW: Risk mitigation tool for workplaces/businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic here
  • NEW: Community-based measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in Canada here.  

Do you want to 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.

Do you want to learn about making your digital and teleworking workplace safer in the face of COVID-19?

  • 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.

Do you want to learn more about COVID-19  business  support programs? 

  • Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Businesses here
  • ISED's Support for Businesses tool here
  • Trade Commissioner Service for information about COVID-19 and Canada’s international trade here.
  • Download the Canada Business App - Support for Businesses here
  • Canadian Business Resilience Network here
  • CFIB's COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre here.
  • Export Development Canada's COVID-19 Relief for Businesses here
  • BDC's Support for Entrepreneurs Impacted by COVID-19 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
  • Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) here
  • Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) here.
  • FAQ about the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) here
    • Watch a webinar from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce that explains CEWS here
  • Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program here
  • Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) here
  • Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) here.
  • Find financial help during COVID-19 here
  • Business Resilience financial guidance hotline here

Do you want to learn more about COVID-19 business restrictions?

  • Government of Canada Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic here
  • Ontario's list of essential workplaces here
  • BC's essential services list here
  • Alberta's essential services list here
  • Quebec's list of essential services and commercial activities here.
  • Canadian Survey on Business Conditions: Impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Canada (March 2020) here

Do you want to 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.
Do you have 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

Do you have 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

Do you want to promote your existing COVID-19 products or services? 

  • CADSI website profiles here
  • GATEWAYCapabilities portal here. 
  • GC portals are listed above. 
Posted 2020-05-27
Last Modified 2020-06-03 10:12