Finding the way forward: Guiding businesses through coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The federal government has announced several economic measures to assist employers and their employees as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Your COVID-19 business questions answered

Join Grant Thornton LLP Canada’s Chief Operating Officer, Jim Copeland, in our series of Q&A videos intended to help guide businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.



Video #1: Government Incentives

The federal government has announced several tax incentives to assist employers and their employees as a response to COVID-19. Martha Oner, National Research and Development & Government Incentives Leader, provides an overview of what these are and how you can use them.




Video #2: Managing Impact to Cashflow

As COVID-19 continues to cause significant disruptions both economically and socially, many businesses are facing the tough decision—or are being mandated—to temporarily close their doors. While the current situation can seem overwhelming, Jonathan Krieger, Partner, Advisory, shares some steps you can take to manage the short-term negative impacts to both your business and employees.

Latest Insights

Help for Canadian businesses and employees, including 75% wage subsidy

This summary provides the latest details available up to April 1, 2020 for the programs announced by the Canadian government to help Canadian businesses and employees.

Help for Canadian businesses and employees, including 75% wage subsidy

Support for New Brunswick businesses, workers and families

The province of New Brunswick has announced a series of economic measures to build on the federal government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.

Support for New Brunswick businesses, workers and families

Significant help for businesses

On March 27, Prime Minister Trudeau announced measures aimed at helping all Canadians — whether a business or an employee — address their immediate cash flow needs.

Significant help for businesses

Support for BC businesses, workers and families

British Columbia has announced a series of tax changes and financial measures including $5 billion in income support, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services.

Support for BC businesses, workers and families

Federal government: Additional resources for businesses

On March 25, 2020, the federal government passed legislation that would provide support for millions of Canadians who are impacted by the economic effects of COVID-19.

Federal government: Additional resources for businesses

Global mobility: International employee considerations during COVID-19

Canadian businesses implementing new work arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic may face heightened tax risks – particularly those with international employees.

Global mobility: International employee considerations during COVID-19

Support for Ontario businesses, workers and families

The Province of Ontario has announced a series of tax changes and financial measures to build on the federal government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.

Support for Ontario businesses, workers and families

5 tips for extending cash flow

Business owners may be concerned about liquidity for any number of reasons as the country addresses the challenge of COVID-19.

5 tips for extending cash flow

Working from home: Securing your new workplace

Working from home is the “new normal” for many businesses and their employees. We’ve assembled an essential guide for you.

Working from home: Securing your new workplace

Alberta responds to COVID-19

Alberta’s provincial government has recently announced several support measures to mitigate some of the damaging effects being felt locally as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Alberta responds to COVID-19

What employers and employees should know

The federal government has announced several economic measures to assist employers and their employees as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What employers and employees should know

Focus on what you can control

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of decisions you need to make to keep your organization running during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Focus on what you can control

What to consider when facing a temporary business closure

As COVID-19 continues to cause significant disruptions both economically and socially, many businesses are facing the tough decision.

What to consider when facing a temporary business closure

Federal government announces measures to combat economic impact of COVID-19

Here’s what you can expect as new filing and payment deadlines apply.

Federal government announces measures to combat economic impact of COVID-19

How an estate freeze can help you maintain control of your investments

If you’re a business owner, you might feel especially challenged by the current market conditions.

How an estate freeze can help you maintain control of your investments

COVID-19 and your business: Government and economic resources

The business environment is changing rapidly due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation.

COVID-19 and your business: Government and economic resources

Strategies to help businesses respond to COVID-19

The economic consequences of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be substantial for Canadian businesses.

Strategies to help businesses respond to COVID-19

COVID-19: 7 Steps to manage cash flow and financial headwinds

The economic consequences of COVID-19 on future trading assumptions may place some companies under liquidity pressures.

COVID-19: 7 Steps to manage cash flow and financial headwinds

COVID-19 Update: To our valued clients

The present COVID-19 crisis has created a challenge that none of us could imagine just a short time ago. Our most immediate priorities are the safety of our colleagues and supporting our clients in any way we can.

Read the full update from Kevin Ladner, Executive Partner and Chief Executive Officer

Manage the impact of COVID-19 on your business

You’ve invested a lot of time and effort into your business, and it’s hard to know what’s ahead. But working with the team at Grant Thornton means you can clearly think of the next logical step and know that you’re not doing it alone.