Financial support and resources available for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Support for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to help cover operating costs during a period where revenues have been temporarily reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, available through most financial institutions.
Last updated on October 22, 2020

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For small businesses and not-for-profits

This Program is meant to help you to pay non-deferrable operating expenses and quickly return to providing services to your community and create employment

Up to $10,000 loan forgiveness

By repaying 75% of your loan on or before December 31, 2022, you can keep the remaining 25% (up to $10,000)!

Flexible terms

If the loan cannot be repaid by December 31, 2022, it can be converted into a 3-year term loan with an interest rate of 5%.

Repay at your pace

Principal payments can be made at your pace, without fees or penalties, by December 31, 2022.

Fast and easy

Applying is fast and easy. Contact your primary financial institution today.

Further details, including the launch date and application process will be announced in the coming days.

For more details on the Canada Emergency Business Account, visit the Government of Canada’s website

Is my business eligible?

Below are some of the eligibility criteria

  • Your business is Canadian-based and in operation as of March 1, 2020

  • The business’s 2019 payroll was between $20,000 and $1.5 million

  • The loan is used to continue or resume operations

  • You have not previously used the program and will not apply for it at a different financial institution

  • The business has a federal tax registration


Contact your primary financial institution to apply

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Frequently asked questions

Here are some answers to questions you may have on the Canada Emergency Business Account