Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit

Ontario Government’s proposed plan to offer paid leave for COVID-19

On April 29, 2021, the Ontario Government amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to require employers to provide employees with up to three days of paid leave for reasons related to COVID-19

Ontario Chamber of Commerce "Ontario’s Paid Sick Day Program is a Step in the Right Direction" April 28, 2021

Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, released a statement in reaction to the Government of Ontario’s Paid Sick Day Program Proposal. 

Latest Vaccination Information from Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Vaccine Resource Hub provides businesses with a one-stop-shop to help in building vaccine confidence amongst their team. This includes practical guidance for how employers can speak with their employees about vaccinations.


Workplace Recovery Toolkit includes the latest information and best practices for businesses to operate safely.

Federal Covid 19 Resources for Business


The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders.  Up to a maximum of $1,000,000 for any one borrower, of which no more than $350,000 can be used for purchasing leasehold improvements or improving leased property and purchasing or improving new or used equipment. 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


The Government of Canada has also 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.

You can also discover the Overview of Federal Government Services for Small Business page which highlights programs and initiatives for small business.