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COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open


Find out which level we intend to move your region to on November 7. Read the framework to learn what each level means.

Regions are based on public health unit boundaries. Find your public health unit.

In addition to the provincial health measures, some municipalities and local medical officers of health have added their own regional restrictions or requirements. Check your local public health unit or local municipality's website for details.

Where there are regional restrictions or requirements, all provincial restrictions also apply.

At the request of the local medical officer of health and with the support of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health will remain in a modified Stage 2 until at least November 14, 2020.

Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

EMERGENCY STANDSTILL AGREEMENT - mar23 .pdf

King Township Response   MEDIA Release  March 30, 2020

President's Message

Monday June 22 2020

Tuesday April 15, 2020

Thursday March 19, 2020  

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Opens

November 23 2020

CERS portal opened up for applications. Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations or charities that have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses retroactive to September 27, 2020 until June 2021.

This subsidy will provide payments directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords.      More details ...

Extending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

October 14, 2020

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) has been working to protect jobs and help businesses, charities and non-profits re-hire workers. To date, more than 3.7 million Canadian workers have been supported by this program. Throughout the pandemic, income supports like the wage subsidy have helped families and workers across Canada know where the next paycheque is coming from and keep our communities strong.

The government’s recent Speech from the Throne committed to extending the wage subsidy through to June 2021 as part of its work to create over one million jobs and restore employment to pre-pandemic levels. The government confirmed its intention to extend the wage subsidy until June 2021 and is providing details on the parameters of the wage subsidy that are proposed to apply until December 19, 2020. In addition, other enhancements are being proposed to the program to ensure that it provides continued support to employers and responds to the health and economic situation as it evolves. These changes complement the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy.  Read More ...


Temporary Business Wage Subsidy

As originally announced, the CEWS program ran from March 15, 2020 through June 6, 2020. The program was extended in May, and again in July, and now runs to December 19, 2020. To date, the government has announced a total of nine four-week periods 

For Periods 1 through 4 (which are between March 15 and July 4, 2020), the program ran in its original format and provided a subsidy at a flat rate of 75% to employers who had a revenue drop of at least 30%4 . For Periods 5 through 9 (which are between July 5 and November 21, 2020) the CEWS program has been amended to include employers who have less than a 30% revenue decrease but are still negatively affected by COVID-19. The subsidy that is available varies with the employer’s revenue decline and the maximum subsidy rate was increased to 85% in Periods 5 & 6 for the most significantly-affected employers. The amount of CEWS that is available gradually decreases during periods 5 to 9.   Read more ... 

Apply to the York Region                                        Business Recovery Support Program

The York Small Business Enterprise Centre has opened the York Region COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Support Program for a third round of applications. The funding for this program, provided by The Regional Municipality of York, has been distributed throughout the region’s nine cities and towns in different ways as a result of a Regional Council decision made on June 25, 2020:

  • If your business is located within the Towns of Aurora, East Gwillimbury or Georgina, you can start the application process by booking a consultation.
  • The program spots delegated for business located in the Town of Newmarket are now full.
  • If your business is located within the Township of King or the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, please reach out to their Economic Development Offices for more information.
  • If your business is located within the Cities of MarkhamRichmond Hill or Vaughan, please reach out to their respective Small Business Enterprise Centres for a range of programs and support.

What you can receive:

  • Mentoring with a successful local entrepreneur
  • Business training on topics ranging from creating and re-evaluating your brand, how can you effectively sell in this digital age, and COVID-19 recovery support
  • Free business advisory services
  • Business workshops and valuable networking opportunities
Opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $5,000*

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Members with the Chambers Plan Employment Benefits

Stop the Spread Business Information

Province Takes Critical Steps to Help Businesses Adapt to New Environment

Ontario Providing Support for Industrial and Commercial Electricity Consumers During COVID-19

York Region creates Business Recovery Support  Partnership in response to COVID-19 pandemic

if your business needs immediate assistance contact Jamie Smyth           905-833-4016 ecdev@king.ca

Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659

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We invite businesses to fill out the form below to request information on the changing resources available to companies in Ontario. You should also fill out the following form if you require direct assistance from an Economic Development officer.

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