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Guidance for businesses

COVID-19 is disrupting businesses around the world. We’re helping our local business community get through this challenging time with resources such as:

  • A business relief portal with information on government programs and incentives
  • Opportunities for business to contribute to COVID-19 causes
  • Relevant news and updates for the business community
  • Free webinars to help businesses respond to the impacts of COVID-19

Access supports for your business.

Business licensing

Business licenses that have expired since March 1, 2020 are extended until further notice.

All fines, penalties and late fees have been temporarily suspended for any licence that has expired after March 1, 2020.

New licence applications are suspended until further notice. Complaints related to business licensing will still be investigated.

Ontario Business Information Line

The Province of Ontario has launched a toll-free information line to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s emergency order to close at-risk workplaces.

Contact the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.

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