The Province of Ontario has released a list of businesses classified as essential that are able to remain open during the COVID-19 Pandemic and updates the list as needed. To view the Essential Services List please click here.
The Government of Canada has developed an Economic Response Plan to support businesses facing hardships during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Ontario Government has taken substantial steps to support Ontario businesses. Ontario has implemented programs to assist businesses economically during COVID-19.
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) is a program developed by the Government of Canada to assist businesses with payroll. For more information or to apply for CEWS please visit the link below.
Ontario has launched a new framework for the re-opening of our province. The government will take a careful, stage-by-stage approach to loosening emergency measures and reopening Ontario’s economy. Public health and workplace safety will remain the top priority, while balancing the needs of people and businesses. Public health officials will carefully monitor each stage for two-to-four weeks, as they assess the evolution of the COVID‑19 outbreak to determine if it is necessary to change course to maintain public health. The government will also continue to issue guidelines for workplace safety.