Federal and Provincial Assistance

In these trying times of small business revenue reduction, it can be a challenge navigating the government COVID relief programs.  There is financial assistance available, and choosing what is applicable for your situation is important. We recommend that you research carefully which grant(s) are applicable to your particular situation, and if possible discuss it with your Accountant and/or Banker.


The North End BIZ is providing for its members assistance and updates with navigating the COVID relief programs. Assistance can be provided via email, phone or an in person meeting.  In person meetings are by appointment only and are limited to 1 business representative; if an interpreter is required, 1 additional person can attend.  Strict distance requirements will be implemented.


  • (If you are unsure if you are a North End BIZ members, please refer to your 2020 business tax statement recently send out by the City of Winnipeg.  On the statement it will indicate if you are paying into the North End BIZ levy). 


All initial contact and setting up an appointment will be via email [email protected].  


We’ve included a short description and links to the current (and in the process) COVID relief for businesses programs.


Canada Revenue Agency

Refer to the “On This Page” banner and the link for “Support for Businesses”


Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) 

  • Available now


Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

  • Available now


Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy

  • Application on line at CRA April 27th


Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

  • Expected to be operation Mid May, 2020, refer to CRA website for updates


Manitoba Government


Manitoba Protection Plan

  • Go to the “Support for Businesses” 


Manitoba Gap Protection Plan

  • Application process expected to commence shortly


Sources:  Canada Revenue Agency; Province of Manitoba; MNP