COVID-19 Resources And
Program Information


Support for the Infrastructure Sector: The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to respond to the impacts of COVID-19. The new COVID-19 Resilience stream, delivered through bilateral agreements with provinces and territories, will provide added flexibility to fund quick-start, short-term projects that might not otherwise be eligible under the existing funding streams.

The new stream will support the following types of projects:

  • Retrofits, repairs and upgrades for municipal, territorial, provincial and Indigenous buildings, health infrastructure and schools;
  • COVID-19 response infrastructure, including measures to support physical distancing;
  • Active transportation infrastructure, including parks, trails, foot bridges, bike lanes and multi-use paths; and
  • Disaster mitigation and adaptation projects, including natural infrastructure, flood and fire mitigation, and tree planting and related infrastructure.





Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Get a temporary subsidy to cover a percentage of your employees’ wages until June 2021.
Amount: Varies depending on % of COVID-19 revenue loss.
Work-Sharing Program If your employees are eligible for Employment Insurance benefits, and your business is suffering a downturn due to COVID-19, you can apply for a work-sharing agreement. This would allow your employees to work a temporarily reduced work week while receiving EI benefits.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) gives financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are directly affected by COVID-19.
Status: Now closed. 
Employment Insurance (EI)

Temporary changes have been made to the EI program. The following changes are in effect until September 2021:

  • the waiting period may be waived
  • a minimum unemployment rate of 13.1% applies to all regions across Canada
  • you only need 120 insured hours to qualify for benefits
  • $500 per week before taxes
  • up to 50 weeks of regular benefits
  • if you received CERB, the 52-week period to accumulate insured hours will be extended
Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) Short-term liquidity assistance in the form of interest-bearing term loans to large Canadian employers who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The intent is to provide bridge financing to large Canadian employers to help these enterprises to preserve their employment, operations and investment activities until they can access more traditional market financing.
Amount: $60 million and above, based on the applicant’s cash flow needs for the next 12 months.
Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

The CEBA Application Period Has Been Extended: Applicants now have until June 30, 2021 to apply for a $60,000 CEBA loan or the $20,000 expansion at their financial institution.

You could get up to $60,000 in interest-free loans to help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic if your organization paid between $20,000 and $1.5 million in total payroll in 2019, or if you have eligible non-deferrable expenses (rent, property taxes, utilities, insurance) between $40,000 and $1.5 million in 2020.

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) If your business has been impacted by COVID-19, you could get a retroactive rent subsidy that covers up to 65% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $75,000 per business location, and $300,000 in total for all locations, with additional amounts for temporary closures.
BDC Co-Lending Program (BCAP) If your business has been affected by COVID-19, you could get up to $12.5 million to support your operational cash flow, co-financed by BDC and your primary lending institution.
BDC Co-Lending
Between $1 million and $12.5 million for operational cash flow requirements, co-financed by BDC and your primary financial institution. Available until June 2021.



  • PPE Supply Hub 
    • Whether you’re selling personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, or looking for PPE to protect your workers, you can use this hub that connects buyers and sellers. 
  • Canadian PPE Supply Marketplace
    • Find Canadian suppliers of PPE and other regulated products. Buy direct from verified suppliers.



The map presents a broad cross-section of projects that have been approved under the $180+ billion Investing in Canada Plan. It is updated monthly to reflect newly approved projects under the funding programs of the 21 federal departments and agencies delivering the Plan. PLEASE NOTE: Not all projects are mapped and the map may not always be up to date.