COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

COVID-19 Updates and resources for businesses

The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce is closely monitoring developments around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through regular updates from the World Health OrganizationPublic Health Agency of Canada, BC Centre for Disease Control, and Fraser Health. We encourage you to do the same as you conduct your business affairs and planning for the next several months.

Updated: July 08, 2021

Latest News:

  • The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders. Financial institutions deliver the program and are solely responsible for approving the loan. For more information download their PDF pamphlet or click here to find a lender near you.
  • British Columbia is transitioning into Step 3 of the BC’s Restart plan on July 1st, 2021. Nearly 80% of adults are vaccinated with their first dose, and COVID-19 cases continue to decline. During Step 3, businesses will gradually transition to new communicable disease plans.
  • The Canada Recovery Hiring Program would provide eligible employers with a subsidy of up to 50 per cent of incremental remuneration paid to eligible active employees between June 6, 2021, and November 20, 2021.
  • Mask enforcement updated to align with public health guidance. Read more here.

Federal Resources

Programs by the Government of Canada

The Government of Canada has introduced many COVID-19 supports to help businesses weather the storm. To get a tailored list of the ones that fit your business situation or to discover other federal, provincial and territorial programs and services designed to help Canadian businesses grow, try the interactive business benefits finder. You can also sign up for the notification feature to receive emails when there are changes to your favourite programs, when application deadlines are approaching, or when a new program that meets your needs is introduced.