B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan

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

Last updated: April 8, 2021 

Taking action to come back stronger

StrongerBC

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.

Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant

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.

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.

BC Recovery Benefit

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. 

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 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.

Agritech Concierge

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.

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.

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.

Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund

Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund

Help for businesses in the forest sector that incurred unexpected health and safety related costs due to COVID-19.

Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund