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COVID-19

The Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce has created a list of resources, tools, and information to assist your business during the various phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If your business needs support, please reach out to us. Our contact information can be found here.

For the most time sensitive and up to date news, we recommend you visit these local government and public health resources:


 

Vancouver Coastal Health

For the latest public health orders and situation updates in our region.

 

 

Government of BC

The latest updates on the restart plan and various programs and resources.

 

 

BC Centre for Disease Control

Information on the virus and the latest case-counts in BC.

 

 

Government of Canada Resources for Canadian Businesses

A one-stop shop for resources businesses need to navigate COVID-19 challenges.

 

Local Resources

Sunshine Coast Business Recovery Centre

The Sunshine Coast business and Economic Recovery Task Force is a coalition of local finance and business organizations on the Sunshine Coast. We have come together to help local entrepreneurs and small businesses navigate the existing programs provided by our Federal and Provincial Governments and fill any financial and non-financial gaps that remain.

 

Sunshine Coast Tourism: Know Before You Go

Travel updates and information on safely exploring the Sunshine Coast during COVID-19.

 

Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Physician Task Force

This task force has been providing frequent communication to our community regarding Covid-19 developments on the Sunshine Coast.

 

 

Business Resources

 

BC’s Restart Plan

BC’s Restart is a careful, four-step plan focused on protecting people and safely getting life back to normal.

 

 

WorkBC

WorkBC can help you find talent, develop your team’s skills and access financial supports.

 

 

WorkSafe BC

Develop and update your COVID-19 safety plan, find industry specific information, submit claims.

 

Loans, Grants & Tax Support

 

B.C. increased employment incentive

The B.C. increased employment incentive is a one-time refundable tax credit for employers. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2021.

 

B.C. PST rebate on select machinery and equipment

The B.C. PST Rebate on Select Machinery and Equipment is a temporary provincial sales tax (PST) program to help corporations recover from the financial impacts of COVID-19. You have until March 31, 2022 to apply for the rebate

 

 

Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant

The Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant program provides fully funded grants to businesses to ensure they have the support they need during and beyond COVID-19. The program runs until July 2, 2021.

 

 

There is now $42 million of grant funding in place to help small- and medium-size businesses across B.C. move their business model online. Program application intake is open until September 30, 2021 or until the funds have been fully subscribed. 

 

 

InBC is an independent $500 million strategic investment fund created by the Government of British Columbia. Our mandate is to help promising companies grow, while generating returns that benefit all British Columbians.