April 20, 2020

Week 6 Growers’ COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Farmer Survey on the effects of COVID-19 – Week of April 20th

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is seeking input from Canadian farmers and ranchers through weekly surveys to identify any issues caused by the COVID-19 outbreak that are affecting your farm businesses.

The survey information gathered weekly will help inform communications as we work with government to support Canadian agriculture throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Complete this week’s survey (link below) by Thursday, April 23rd at 9 a.m. PST. A new survey will be available each Monday morning as the pandemic continues.

Take the Survey

Leslie Sison, Industry HR Coordinator / Government Relations

CNLA COVID-19 Updates

Please note that this information is changing almost daily and check the provided links for the most up to date information.

This week’s updates include the following topics:

  • Changes have been made to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) eligibility with regard to seasonal workers
  • Changes to the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to make this available to Canadian Employers with payrolls from $2k – $1.5 Million
  • NEW!  Canada Commercial Rental Assistance Program

Read the full update.

Updated April 17, 2020

BC Business COVID-19 Support Service

Prepared by Small Business BC this is a summary of the financial resources made available by governments and other organizations, with links and contact information.  Topics include:

  • Need Credit Financing
  • Need Help Paying Your Employees
  • Need Help with Taxes
  • Looking for Ways to Pivot Your Business
  • Other Support & Resources

Read the details here.

From HWG, Chartered Professional Accounts

Government Funding Information

Here’s a bit more information on available government financial support.

Resources from Affilates

From Quartix Vehicle Tracking

Keeping Your Drivers Safe in the COVID-19 Pandemic


I Know I Should….But….

Did you miss last week’s webinar?  Here’s a link to the recorded event.

Small Business BC

Small Business BC has a series of free COVID-19 webinars for business owners