The following resources should be checked:
Concerted Temporary Action Program for Businesses (CTAPB)
Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
To make up for cash flow shortages facing businesses due to COVID-19, the provincial government has implemented the CTAPB. You may be eligible.
Eligible businesses, including cooperatives, non-profit organizations and social economy businesses engaged in commercial activities, could benefit from financial support of at least $50,000 in a loan and loan guarantee to make up for cash flow shortages related to COVID-19 due to:
a supply problem for raw materials or products;
the inability to deliver or a reduction in delivery capacity for products and services.
The main terms and processes for receiving this aid are presented on the Investissement Québec website.
Eligible companies that want more information or to avail themselves of this funding can call 1-844-474-6367 or the phone number for their regional office.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) – Government of Canada
Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses
The CERB would cover Canadians who have lost their job, are sick, quarantined, or taking care of someone who is sick with COVID-19, as well as working parents who must stay home without pay to care for children who are sick or at home because of school and daycare closures. The CERB would apply to wage earners, as well as contract workers and self-employed individuals who would not otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance (EI).
Canadians who are already receiving EI regular and sickness benefits as of today would continue to receive their benefits and should not apply to the CERB. If their EI benefits end before October 3, 2020, they could apply for the CERB once their EI benefits cease, if they are unable to return to work due to COVID-19. Canadians who have already applied for EI and whose application has not yet been processed would not need to reapply. Canadians who are eligible for EI regular and sickness benefits would still be able to access their normal EI benefits, if still unemployed, after the 16-week period covered by the CERB.
The government is working to get money into the pockets of Canadians as quickly as possible. The portal for accessing the CERB would be available in early April. EI eligible Canadians who have lost their job can continue to apply for EI here, as can Canadians applying for other EI benefits.
Canadians would begin to receive their CERB payments within 10 days of application. The CERB would be paid every four weeks and be available from March 15, 2020 until October 3, 2020.