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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: