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UPDATE: Federal Government's Priorities Moving Forward

With the spike of COVID-19 cases since August and an expected continuation of the increase, the federal government has announced its priorities and agenda.


On September 23 - Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, delivered the Speech from the Throne to outline the government's plans for the upcoming months





Highlights Relevant to Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) expanded to help businesses with fixed costs, such as rent, lease, and utilities


Federal Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) extended to Summer 2021


Commitment to create a nationwide early learning and child-care system to encourage child-carers to return to the workforce


Confirm the transition from CERB to regular EI


Creation of a temporary Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) for self-employed individuals and those ineligible for EI


Scaling up the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy to provide more paid work experiences for youths







Watch the Speech from the Throne: