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The latest news in COVID relief for your business

There’s been a lot of news on federal COVID relief lately, including a CEBA extension and confirmation on subsidy levels for CERS and CEWS. Here, CFIB president Dan Kelly walks you through what the news means for your business:

CEBA deadline extended to June 30!

The deadline to apply for the $60,000 Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loan has been extended to June 30. If you haven’t already applied through your financial institution, get started!

Learn more about the loan

You don’t need to go through your landlord to get a rent subsidy!

Thanks to CFIB’s advocacy, your business can apply directly to get rent assistance through the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)! Read more about how you can apply.

Learn more

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The relief programs still need fixing – add your voice

Even a year later, there are still huge problems with the COVID relief programs. The federal government can and should fix them when the budget comes out in April – make sure to sign our petition so we can keep the pressure up!

Ontario Budget 2021: What it means for your business

The Ontario government has released its budget. Find out what’s new, including more COVID-relief funding for eligible small businesses!

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Ontario Small Business Support Grant – DEADLINE TODAY

The Ontario Small Business Support Grant portal will close on March 31st. See if you are eligible and apply now before the grant closes!

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Want to reach more customers online? Here’s how.

Thousands of businesses like yours put a lot of time and effort into going digital last year – and a year into COVID-19, it looks like consumers are going to keep spending time (and money) online. We’ve partnered with Google to sum up three ways you can grow your online presence and customer base.

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Get reams of market data at your fingertips

If you’re looking to grow or move your business in 2021, StatsCan has you covered. Their new Small Business Hub collects census data to show you who lives near your business – everything from their age to their income. Dig into the demographics to help your planning!

Go to the Small Business Hub

Making your voice heard through CFIB’s Surveys

Every month, CFIB is sending you a new survey so we can see how your business is coping with the pandemic, the issues that matter most to you and the support you need to get through this.

Read the latest results


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Get the healthcare you and your employees deserve at prices you can afford.

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