ONEIA

ONTARIO ENVIRONMENT

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION 

COVID-19 Resources for Environment Industry Businesses


Government of Canada Programs

Programs are being regularly updated, please click on the link above or below to get the most up-to-date information.

Wage Subsidy

75% wage subsidy is available for small and medium businesses who are experience at least a 30% drop in revenues


Innovation Assistance Program

IRAP IAP provides a wage-subsidy for SMEs pursuing technology-driven solutions for 12 weeks

Tax Payment Deferrals

Businesses can defer paying their income tax until August 31, 2020 and defer paying sales tax and customs duty until June 30, 2020

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund for Southern Ontario

Access funding to mitigate financial pressures for businesses and support projects by businesses and organizations to prepare for a successful recovery

 Business Credit Availability

Variety of lending programs for small and medium businesses, including interest free loans, co-lending and loan guarantees

Business Resilience Service

This free service connects small and medium businesses with advisors who provide guidance on government relief programs and financial responses

Large Employer Emergency Financing

Provides short-term liquidity assistance in the form of interest-bearing loans to large Canadian employers

Business Information Line

Call 1-888-444-3569 for more information on business closures, essential businesses and other information

List of Essential Workplaces

List of workplaces allowed to stay open. Note that teleworking and online commerce are permitted at all times for all businesses

Ontario Together

Platform for businesses to provide emergency products and innovative solutions to support the government's COVID-19 response

WSIB Financial Relief

Defer WSIB payments and reporting until August 31, 2020

Energy Rate Reduction for Small Businesses

Time-of-use rates will be reduced to the off-peak rate during all times of day for 45 days

Ministry of Labour Health and Safety Contact Centre

Call the Ministry of Labour at 1-877-202-0008 to learn how to keep your workplace safe from COVID-19

Health and Safety Workplace Guidance During COVID-19 

Series of 60 technical sector guidance documents to support employers in maintaining safe workplaces during the COVID-19 outbreak

Resources and Webinars

How to Cope with the Impacts of COVID-19 for Your Business

Pre-recorded webinar available on demand presented by BDC

Get financing and support for your business

Pre-recorded webinar available on demand presented by Economic Development Canada

OCE COVID Collaboration Platform

OCE is bringing together innovators, SMEs and experts to help fill product and service gaps related to COVID-19 

Managing the impact of COVID-19 on global supply chains

Pre-recorded webinar available on demand presented by Economic Development Canada

Ontario Business Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit

Resources from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Free Vendor Reports through Tealbook

Free vendor reports to any organization looking worldwide for suppliers

Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA)

192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 306, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2C2

Tel: 416-531-7884 Email: info[at]oneia.ca

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