B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan

B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan supports people and jobs. 

Last updated: August 27, 2021 

Taking action to come back stronger


We’re focused on making health care stronger, getting people back to work, supporting businesses and helping communities.

Economic supports for businesses

Access economic recovery and financial benefits for your business, organization or industry from the federal and provincial governments.

Launch Online Grant Program

Grant investing up to $12 million to help small- and medium-size businesses throughout B.C. move their business model online.

Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund

The Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund provides one-time grants to event organizers to support the safe restart of events across 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.

StrongerBC Future Leaders Program

The StrongerBC Future Leaders Program is creating career development and work experience opportunities in natural resource management and technology sectors targeted for young people aged 18 to 29. 

Explore Within

Work in the health care sector

COVID-19 has increased the need for health care assistants in long-term care and assisted living settings across the province. The Health Career Access Program provides a path for applicants with no health care experience to get hired and receive paid employer sponsored health care assistant training as part of their employment.  

Agritech Concierge

The Agritech Concierge Program provides government support for agritech businesses to grow, diversify, access new markets and attract investment opportunities.

Business Recovery Grant

The Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant program provided fully funded grants to businesses to ensure they have the support they need during and beyond COVID-19. Applications are closed.

Major Anchor Attractions Program

The Major Anchor Attractions Program provided one-time emergency funding to major anchor attractions and tour bus companies that service tourism attractions to help them operate at minimal levels until domestic travel resumes and it's safe to gather indoors in small groups.

BC Recovery Benefit

The BC Recovery Benefit provided a one-time, tax-free payment of up to $1,000 for eligible families and single parents and up to $500 for eligible individuals. It was calculated based on net income from your 2019 tax return. Applications are closed.

We'll continue reviewing and processing all applications received before July 1, 2021.

Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant

The Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant provided fully funded grants to hospitality, fitness and accommodation businesses impacted by the March 31, 2021 Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders and the April 23, 2021 Emergency Programs Act (EPA) order. Applications are closed. 

Agritech Grant

The Agritech Grant program provided one-time funding to B.C.-based agritech or technology companies, agriculture producers or agrifood companies. The funding supports the increase of domestic food production and stimulates the development and testing of technologies.

Supply Chain Resiliency Grant

The Supply Chain Resiliency Grant (SCRG) program provided one-time funding for B.C. manufacturing projects that support strengthened supply chain and economic recovery needs in response to COVID-19.

Community infrastructure program

The Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program provides fully-funded provincial grants to support economic resilience, tourism, heritage, and urban and rural economic development projects in communities impacted by COVID-19.