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Commerce

Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses

COVID-19 small business help centre.

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BC Chamber of Commerce

Resources, programs and information for local and provincial businesses.

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce

NEW! Canadian Business Resilience Network

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Business Continuity and recovery plan

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Crisis Communications Plan

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Pattison Discounted Advertising Rates

Pattison has discounted its rates by 50% for the second quarter to help those who are still open, in hopes to help them drive more traffic to their stores.

Rates for April, May and June

  • Digital – $400 per four weeks per side
  • Traditional – $300 per four weeks (plus poster)
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Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses

FAQs, government-relief measures, and templates for independent businesses to use.

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BC Economic Development Association

COVID-19 Resources for local, Indigenous, and regional governments.

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Small Business BC

Resources for small businesses. This page includes a Business Continuity & COVID-19 Checklist 

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BC Business Covid-19 Support Service

Connecting businesses with the resources, and guidance necessary to navigate challenges from COVID-19.

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Venture Kamloops –
Covid-19 Business Support Online Tool

As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, the Venture Kamloops team can help. The online tool was created to provide support and resources to the business community.

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Business Credit Availability Program

BCAP will support access to financing for Canadian businesses in all sectors and regions. Through this program, Export Development Canada (EDC) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) will provide direct lending and other types of financial support.

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BDC Operational Efficiency

Advisory Services for Businesses

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Bank of Canada Actions

The Bank of Canada is acting in several ways to support the economy and financial system

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Human Resources

Go2HR

Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace

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The Government of Canada Youth Job Bank

consists of expanded existing federal employment, skills development, and youth programming to create up to 116,000 jobs, placements, and other training opportunities to help students find employment and develop valuable skills this summer and over the coming months.


Retail Council of Canada

RCC members can access webinars, conference calls, HR & legal advice on implications.

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Health 

Government of BC

Provincial support and information on health care, education, housing, transportation, mental health, and more.

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BC Centre for Disease Control

Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist.

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19

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Transportation 

Railway Association of Canada

Fact sheets, infographics, and published studies on rail transportation across Canada.

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Canadian Trucking Association

Tip sheets for truckers, guidelines on ‘non-essential travel’ and more.

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Tourism 

Canada’s Regional Development Agencies (RDAs)

The front line for economic development in Canada and help to address key economic challenges by providing regionally tailored programs, services, knowledge and expertise.

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British Columbia Restaurant &
Food Services Association

Updates for the restaurant and food services industry.

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Destination Canada

Updates on marketing programs and industry resources.

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Tourism Industry Association of Canada

Member updates & resources for advocacy

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Hotel Association of Canada

Information for hoteliers to respond to coronavirus & guidance to take care of employees & guests.

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Restaurants Canada

COVID-19 Resources for Foodservice Operators. This page includes a Crisis Preparedness and Business Continuity Guide.

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Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

COVID-19 Resources for the Business Events Industry.

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Tourism Industry Association of BC

Industry updates and resources during COVID-19.

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Prepared BC

Guide for Tourism Operators and Emergency Plan for Tourism Operators.

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BC Hotel Association

Resources to Help you Navigate the COVID-19 Virus.

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BC Arts Council Grant Recipients & Applications FAQ’s

To address the impacts of COVID-19 BCAC has made significant updates to polices and programs.

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Agriculture & Agri-Food 

Government of British Columbia

Recommendations for all farms to meet orders, notices and guidance issued by the provincial health officer and additional mandatory requirements for farms employing temporary foreign workers and domestic workers

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