Resources & information

The Valley REN team has compiled a list of relevant information for businesses and entrepreneurs as COVID-19 continues to impact the country and our economy

RESOURCES

FEDERAL SUPPORT
Rent relief

The new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, which would provide simple and easy-to-access rent and mortgage support until June 2021 for qualifying organizations affected by COVID-19. The new rent subsidy would support businesses, charities, and non-profits that have suffered a revenue drop, by subsidizing a percentage of their expenses, on a sliding scale, up to a maximum of 65 per cent of eligible expenses until December 19, 2020. Organizations would be able to make claims retroactively for the period that began September 27 and ends October 24, 2020.

Emergency loans

An expanded Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), which would enable businesses, and not-for-profits eligible for CEBA loans—and that continue to be seriously impacted by the pandemic—to access an interest-free loan of up to $20,000, in addition to the original CEBA loan of $40,000. Half of this additional financing would be forgivable if repaid by December 31, 2022. Additionally, the application deadline for CEBA is being extended to December 31, 2020.

Wages
The extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy until June 2021, which would continue to protect jobs by helping businesses keep employees on the payroll and encouraging employers to re-hire their workers. The subsidy would remain at the current subsidy rate of up to a maximum of 65 per cent of eligible wages until December 19, 2020. This measure is part of the government’s commitment to create over 1 million jobs and restore employment to the level it was before the pandemic.

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ACOA to support tourism industry:

SMALL BUSINESS

LARGE BUSINESS

INDIVIDUALS

NOT-FOR-PROFIT

YOUTH

GENERAL INFORMATION

The provincial State of Emergency has been extended until November 1st, 2020.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has developed pandemic tip sheets to help employers protect their workers and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The tip sheets are available at https://www.ccohs.ca/products/publications/covid19/

Canada – Supports by Industry

Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Dashboard – This provincial dashboard includes the latest information specifically pertaining to Nova Scotia, along with sections of advice to businesses and community organizations

Government of Canada COVID-19 Dashboard – This national dashboard includes updates on the COVID-19 virus, self-assessment tools and highlights Canada’s response

Government of Canada: Economic Response Plan Dashboard – This page links to support for individuals including those facing unemployment and those who are unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses – This page breaks down the supports for both individuals and businesses from the Government of Canada

World Health Organization: Getting your Workplace Ready for COVID-19

Mental Health Resources – Where to get support in NS during the COVID-19 pandemic

FAQs FOR BUSINESSES

We’ve compiled a list of FAQs for businesses, entrepreneurs, and employers. Please click here.

toolkit for businesses

Take the POST Promise

Employers and Community Groups Factsheet

FAQ Masks

Face mask Required Sign

Proper Handwashing  Sign

Non-Medical Masks

Guidelines for Municipal Elections

Workplace COVID Prevention Plan

Daily COVID Checklist

Keeping Children Safe during COVID

Maximum Occupancy Sign

Physical Distancing Sign

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