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Manitoba Bridge Grant Expansion – Stream B

On December 8, 2020, Premier Brian Pallister announced two changes to the Manitoba Bridge Grant Program: 1. Stream B – Home-Based Business Support The Manitoba government announced a second stream of the Grant targeted to home-based businesses that were previously ineligible. This will include business’ such as event planners, photographers, artists, tradespeople etc. Do I …

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Individual Supports Recap

In the current pandemic environment, there is often instability for both employees and self-employed individuals. In addition to the enhanced EI program, the Canadian government is currently offering the following benefits: Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) If you are eligible for the CRCB, your household can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week …

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Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

Small businesses may apply for grants of up to $5,000 to cover the costs of personal protective equipment, make physical modifications to their businesses to meet local health and safety requirements, and enhance their digital or e-commerce capabilities. Small businesses nation-wide can apply online through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Applications are open to small …

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Financial Aid for Seniors

This morning the Federal government announced direct financial aid for Canadian seniors. Key measures include: Providing financial support of $2.5 billion for a one-time tax-free payment of $300 for seniors eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension, with an additional $200 for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). Temporarily extending GIS and …

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