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B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan
B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan supports people and jobs.
Last updated: April 13, 2021
Taking action to come back stronger
The Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant provides fully funded grants to hospitality and fitness businesses impacted by the March 30, 2021 Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders.
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.
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.
Apply now for the BC Recovery Benefit, a one-time, tax-free payment of up to $1,000 for eligible families and single parents and up to $500 for eligible individuals. You have until June 30, 2021 to apply.
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.
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.
The Agritech Concierge program provides contact with a team of skilled professionals. It supports agritech businesses to grow, diversify, access new markets and attract investment opportunities.
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.
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.
The B.C. increased employment incentive is a one-time refundable tax credit for employers. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2021.
Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund
Help for businesses in the forest sector that incurred unexpected health and safety related costs due to COVID-19.