B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan

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

Last updated: January 4, 2022

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.

Tourism Accommodation and Commercial Recreation Relief Fund

B.C. is providing funding to help offset certain fixed costs for large accommodation providers and tourism-based commercial recreation businesses operating on Crown land or in BC Parks.

COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant

The COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant provides fully funded grants to businesses that had to close due to Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders.

Increased Employment Incentive

The B.C. Increased Employment Incentive was a one-time refundable tax credit for employers. The deadline to apply was December 31, 2021. We'll continue reviewing and processing all applications received before January 1, 2022.

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

Agritech Concierge

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

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.  

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.