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Ontario Energy and Property Tax Rebate

Is your business closed or facing 50% capacity limits? You could be eligible for a rebate on portions of your energy and property tax bills.

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Ontario Small Business Relief Grant

Is your business required to close under Ontario’s latest public health orders? You could be eligible for a $10,000 grant. Businesses that previously qualified for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant will not need to apply again, while newly eligible businesses can now apply online. Payment is expected in early February.

Check eligibility and apply


Enough is enough – tell Premier Ford to speed up Ontario’s reopening!

A fourth lockdown will crush small businesses and the economy – add your voice to our petition calling on Premier Ford to reopen the economy on January 31st, as promised, and lift capacity restrictions!!

Sign our petition

CEBA repayment deadline for forgivable portion extended to December 31, 2023

The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loan and the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund’s (RRRF) repayment deadline to qualify for the forgivable portion has been extended by 1 year to December 31st, 2023. This gives you more time to repay and benefit from an extra year of no interest on your loan. We’ve been pushing hard on this for months and it’s a big win for you!

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Changes to Local Lockdown Program

In late December, the federal government proposed a temporary change to allow businesses facing a 50% capacity restriction to qualify for the lockdown program and benefit from improved wage and rent support. The monthly revenue loss threshold was also reduced to 25% and subsidies could range from 25% to 75%, depending on your revenue loss.

Once implemented, this change will be effective between Dec. 19, 2021 until Feb. 12, 2022. The program is not currently accepting applications - We will notify you as soon as it’s possible to apply.

Looking for some clarity? Check out the table below outlining the different programs, eligibility requirements, and more.

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COVID programs explained by CRA

CRA representatives shared information about the COVID support programs at a recent webinar for CFIB members. If you missed it, check out the recorded session where you can learn what’s changed, who’s eligible, and how you can calculate your subsidy if you qualify.


Are you overpaying for payment processing fees?

As a CFIB member, you benefit from preferred rates on your Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Interac processing with Chase.

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Save up to 25% off* mobility plans with TELUS Business. Access endless data plans with no overage fees to keep your business connected with your customers – All on the world’s fastest network.

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