COVID-19 Business Support — Programs for Recovery
Last Updated: December 2021
PROVINCIAL SUPPORTS FOR NOVA SCOTIA —
The Sector Impact Support Program will provide a one-time grant of up to $7,500 to help small business owners that have been impacted by the new province-wide public health restrictions. Applications for the program will be open in early January 2022.
Small Business Loan Guarantee Program —
The Small Business Loan Guarantee Program is available for qualifying businesses. To learn more and apply for the loan, click here.
Business Navigators —
Business Navigators: Business Navigators can give you personalized and timely help with regulations and requirements, including registration, permit and licences. They can help free up your time so you can focus on your job: building a successful business.
NSCC Business Support Program —
NSCC Business Support during COVID-19: NSCC is here to help your business grow and flourish. From accessing our amazing students and grads, to working with our applied researchers or hiring us to develop training that’s customized for your organization, NSCC is here to support your success
The Consultant Directory —
Nova Scotia Consultant Directory: The Consultant Directory enables companies to connect with consultants that can help them address immediate challenges as a result of COVID-19, and act as a listing in the long term as Nova Scotia businesses recover.
Nova Scotians who need to take time off work because of COVID-19 may qualify for up to 4 paid sick days through the COVID-19 Sick Leave Program.
Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Program is expected to relaunch January 10, 2022, and be in place until March 31, 2022. The program will be retroactive to include sick days starting from December 20, 2021. More details to come.
FEDERAL SUPPORTS & PROGRAMS—
Many federal supports exist to help your business navigate the pandemic. From changes to T4 reporting to applying for your Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), scan through the list below to find a variety of federal programs available to you.
This tool will have you answer a few short questions in order to find the right programs and services for your business, whether you’re starting out or scaling up. Click here to launch to Business Benefits Finder.
- Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)
- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
- Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
- Apply for the CEBA through one of the following banks: