Financial Support for Businesses
There are 2 payments available to support employers affected by COVID-19; a Wage Subsidy and the Essential Workers Leave Support.
- The COVID-19 Wage Subsidy is to support your business if you’re impacted by COVID-19, and face laying off staff or reducing hours.
- The COVID-19 Essential Workers Leave Support is available for essential businesses to pay their employees who:
- can’t come into work because Ministry of Health guidelines recommend they stay at home, and
- can’t work from home.
Take a look at the Work and Income website below for more details:
Other useful websites that can assist: