Here are some helpful links we have compiled to help you, your business, and your employees during this time: 


About COVID-19

There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding the virus. The World Health Organization has therefore released this list of myth busters

The Government of Canada has the following pages: 


Health and safety

The World Health Organization has a useful document on preparing your workplace for COVID-19 including tips such as: 

  • Promoting handwashing in the workplace
  • Promoting respiratory hygiene
  • How to manage meetings
The Government of Canada has a page to help businesses with risk-informed decision-making guidelines for workplaces.

The Government of Canada also has the following pages: 

The Canadian Mental Health Association has a number of resources for mental health in the workplace as well as free webinars.
Wellness Together Canada has a number of mental health and substance use support resources. 

Provincial workplace insurance information

The following provinces are offering relief for workplace insurance: 


Government financial assistance

The Government of Canada has a great website for businesses, which includes information on:

  • Temporary wage subsidy
  • Loans
  • Tax deferrals

The same website has resources for your employees such as:

  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
  • Boosted Canada Child Benefit payments
  • Tax deadline extension


Legal matters

Kelly Santini has put together frequently asked employment questions such as:

  • Does an employer have to pay workers who are sick and unable to work?
  • Can an employer send an employee home because someone has or is suspected of having COVID – 19?
  • What happens to an employee’s benefits or pension contributions during lay off?

This article from Bennett Jones LLP covers privacy considerations when COVID-19 has been identified in your workplace



Fogler, Rubinoff LLP has an article entitled "COVID-19 Insurance Considerations: Is My Business Covered?"


More information for small businesses

The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) has put together a great website with resources and advice for small businesses. Information includes: 

  • What should I do if I’m concerned about rent payments? 
  • I am struggling to meet some of my obligations (rent, suppliers, etc), can I postpone these payments?

CFIB also has an online guide to determine whether your business is an essential service.


COVID-19 and trade

The Trade Commissioner Service has created a website on COVID 19 and Canada's international trade

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