Below are a list of tools and resources to help you and your business prepare for unexpected events, like the COVID-19 outbreak,
Suppliers in New Brunswick offering PPE for your business.
The Government of New Brunswick recognizes that some New Brunswick businesses may require personal protective equipment (PPE) for their employees in order to operate while still respecting public health measures. To assist businesses that may not have a current supplier or may not be familiar with the market, the Government of New Brunswick has created a list of some potential sources of supply of PPE which can be used as reference. These suppliers have confirmed their interest to sell PPE to New Brunswick businesses and/or industry associations. https://www2.snb.ca/content/dam/snb/Procurement/AtlanticCanadaPPESuppliersForPrivateIndustry.pdf
$252M "intial" emergency aid package coming for farmers, food processors hit by COVID-19
May 5, 2020.
The Liberal government unveiled a multimillion-dollar aid package this morning aimed at helping farmers and food processors safely navigate the novel coronavirus pandemic — aid that comes in response to concerns about food security in Canada and the health of vulnerable food sector workers.
But the funding envelope — an "initial amount," according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — falls far short of the $2.6 billion emergency fund requested by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.
Trudeau announced a new $77 million fund for food processors of various sizes, including meat packers, to help these businesses retrofit their factories and increase their capacity to deal with a backlog of livestock building up in parts of the county. Read more here
$62 .5 million in Assistance to Fish & Seafood Processing sector
On Saturday, April 25 the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced $62.5 million of new assistance to the fish and seafood processing sector. This new Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund will help businesses:
More information can be found here:
In this region the program will be delivered via ACOA
You can contact them:
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA
EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA
WEBINAR PARTNERS & PANELISTS ORGANIZATIONS
Labour Law & COVID-19
CANADA’S FREE-TRADE AGREEMENTS
RESOURCES FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Province of New Brunswick
Province of Nova Scotia
Province of Prince Edward Island
If you are currently experiencing transportation issues in to the US and would like to inquire about ocean vessel options into Boston – New York – and down the coast into Florida ports, please contact ACS Cargo www.acscargo.ca; 902-422-6135
Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB)
To help #business owners navigate the urgent COVID-19 situation, CFIB is opening its Business Helpline to NON CFIB Members!
For advice managing #coronavirus in the workplace, business owners can call 1-888-234-2232.
The situation with COVID-19 is changing very quickly across the country and it’s hard to keep up. Hand washing is your number one defense against this rapidly spreading virus. Here are some posters to share with your staff to remind them how important hand washing is, along with some tips on how you protect yourself as well as a risk management guide.
Le virus COVID-19 évolue très rapidement dans notre pays et il est difficile de suivre le rythme. Afin de vous défendre contre ce virus qui se propage rapidement, il est essentiel de se laver les mains le plus souvent possible.Voici quelques affiches à partager avec votre personne qui démontre l’importance de se laver les mains, ainsi que quelques conseils et un guide de gestion des risques pour vous protéger.
More information to help you deal with the COVID-19 crisis