September 11, 2020

BC Ferries Update

Last week, Transport Canada started notifying ferry operators across Canada that as of September 30, 2020 they were expected to return to the normal operating procedure which requires passengers to…
August 27, 2020

Post-Graduation Work Permit Changes

To help international students who would like to study in Canada this fall as they are facing uncertainty due to travel restrictions, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada continues to ensure…
August 26, 2020

Safe Return to Class Fund

We know the past few months have been especially hard on students who have been physically separated from their friends and classmates, and on parents who have had to juggle…
August 26, 2020


An update from the Government of Canada on Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to Combat COVID-19: To date, over 6,000 Canadian firms from across the country have offered their expertise…
August 25, 2020

Support for Mental Health

As part of Canada’s rapid research response to COVID-19, the Government of Canada is providing $115 million to support mental health research in relation to COVID-19 through the: Knowledge Synthesis…
August 20, 2020

New EI Program

Today, the Government of Canada announced changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program and new income support benefits that will better support all Canadians. Our government also announced that in…
August 14, 2020

Support for International Students

As Canadian Universities usher in a new school year this fall, the Government of Canada is taking action to support international students through new measures, listed below: International students who…
July 21, 2020

Industry Canada Update

Today, Minister Bains announced continued investments of close to $230 million to support national research facilities through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)’s Major Science Initiatives (MSI) Fund. This funding…
July 17, 2020

CEWS Expansion

Today, #GOC announced proposed changes to the CEWS that would broaden the reach of the program, providing better-targeted support and enabling more workers to their jobs quickly as the economy…
July 6, 2020

Infrastructure Funding

Last week, #GOC announced $170 million in funding for Community, Culture and Recreation infrastructure in BC. These investments will play a key role in strengthening local economies, and helping ensure…
June 29, 2020

Canada Student Service Grant

I am pleased to announce the launch of the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) and the I Want to Help platform to support students, youths and non-for-profit organizations. CSSG will…
June 26, 2020

Students Update

Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced comprehensive supports of nearly $9 billion for post-secondary students and recent graduates. This plan will help provide support they need this summer, help them…
June 16, 2020

CERB Extension

More Canadians are returning to work, but many people still face challenges due to COVID-19. As we begin to take steps to safely restart our economy, we will continue to…
June 10, 2020

Small Business Update

Today, Minister Ng announced our government’s partnership with POST Promise, an initiative launched today by Canadian private-sector organizations to help businesses across the country reopen safely. You can find more…
June 8, 2020

Exemption to Travel Ban

In an effort to flatten the curve, the Government of Canada has taken a number of extraordinary measures at the border, such as restricting all non-essential travel. We know that…
June 3, 2020

Workplace Safety Resources

As the economy slowly restarts, workplaces are continuing to adapt to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has released numerous resources to support…
June 1, 2020

Expansion to CEBA

#GOC announced an expansion to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to include many owner-operated small businesses. The program will now be available to a greater…
May 27, 2020

CEWS Consultation

On May 15th, we announced that after listening to Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs, we extended the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) by an additional 12 weeks to August 29,…
May 15, 2020

Support for Canadian Researchers

The Government of Canada recognizes the important role of researchers in developing innovative solutions to health and societal issues. We also recognize the impact that COVID-19 has had on these…
May 14, 2020

Sex workers and COVID-19

COVID-19 has revealed some uncomfortable truths about our society, as our prime minister pointed out today.  We have seen the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities. Each group comes…
April 22, 2020

Support for Students

Many students rely on work to get them through school and are counting on jobs after they graduate. COVID-19 has halted many of these plans. The Government of Canada is…
April 21, 2020

CEWS Update for Businesses

Businesses, please update your CRA accounts in advance of the CEWS portal opening at 6 AM ET on Monday, April 27th. Once you apply, direct deposits will come into your…