The City of Richmond is actively responding to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and engaging with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) to ensure we stay current with the most up to date information. In addition, we are also monitoring the economic impact of COVID-19 on Richmond’s economy and local businesses so we can work with our government partners to respond. For general City of Richmond updates, please check www.richmond.ca/covid19.
The following resources have been compiled to help businesses prepare for and respond to disruptions due to COVID-19. Please note, this list is not comprehensive and will be updated as more information becomes available.
The Canada COVID-19 Economic Response Plan includes wage subsidies for small businesses, increased credit availability, deferral of business filing tax, and income supports for individuals. These supports include:
|Access to credit|
|Support for farmers|
|Supporting financial stability|
View Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for a complete list of measures instituted to support individuals facing unemployment, financial hardship, and other challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic. Highlights include the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit which will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months to:
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit will be accessible through a secure web portal starting in early April. Applicants will also be able to apply via an automated telephone line or via a toll-free number.
Highlights from the COVID-19 Action Plan: B.C.’s first steps to support people, businesses include: