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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Canada’s Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) are the front line for economic development in Canada and help to address key economic challenges by providing regionally tailored programs, services, knowledge and expertise.

RDAs are closely monitoring the COVID-19 global challenge and the potential impact it could have on your business and your workers, as well as the broader economy.

If you are a tourism operator or small- or medium- sized business or organization and have received RDA funding and COVID-19 is affecting your operations, you are encouraged to contact your local RDA office. Your local RDA office can review your situation and provide guidance.

  • You may be eligible to receive additional funding and/or flexible arrangements.
  • Further support will be determined on a case-by-case basis as the situation evolves.

If you are a tourism operator or small- or medium- sized business or organization impacted by the sudden shifts in the economy and need pressing assistance, the RDAs could assist you with:

  • Access to federal funding to help you stay in business.
  • Advice and pathfinding services to other federal programs and services available.

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)


Northern Ontario assistance for businesses impacted by COVID-19

Canada’s Regional Development Agencies

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency


Western Economic Diversification Canada

1-888-338-WEST (9378)



Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency




Canadian Economic Development for Quebec Regions


Additional Support

Resources for Canadian businesses: COVID-19

Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan


COVID-19 Challenge

Learn how your small or medium-sized business can access financial support to refine and sell products/solutions to meet COVID-19-related needs.

Manufacturing medical supplies

Learn how your business can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies.

Supply products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19

Learn how suppliers can provide products and services to help Canada combat COVID-19.


Learn about the set of economic measures announced by the Government of Canada to help stabilize the economy.

Find out what changes have been made to taxes and benefits for Canadian businesses.

Get the information you need to make informed decisions as your business
navigates through the COVID-19 challenge.

Access loans and services for primary producers, food operations and agribusinesses that provide inputs or add value to agriculture.

Get expert advice, insurance and financial support from Canada’s international risk experts.

Get details on two financing programs designed to support entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19.

The Government of Canada is taking action to support businesses and workers.

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