Supports for businesses impacted by disasters

Supports for businesses impacted by disasters are available from the federal and provincial governments, community organizations and the private sector.

Last updated: December 2, 2021

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Financial supports

Financial assistance and guidance are available for businesses affected by disasters.

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA)


Employment Insurance (EI)

  • Self-employed individuals that pay into EI and their employees can file an application to collect EI benefits due to a shortage of work or loss of job
  • The federal Employment Insurance Work Sharing Program offers income support to workers who are willing to work a temporarily reduced work week when there is a reduction in business activity


  • Bill relief may be available to residential and commercial BC Hydro customers affected by an evacuation order


Resources are available to support businesses with emergency preparedness and disaster recovery.