Business COVID-19 Information

Business COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

The City’s Economic Development Office recommends the following information and resources to support businesses during this unprecedented time of COVID-19.

Local resources

Community Futures

Community Futures staff are in the office and available by appointment. For local assistance with small business loans, business consulting and training opportunities please contact:

Downtown Williams Lake

If you are in the Downtown Williams Lake area and would like assistance with marketing, and letting the public know of your modified business hours and how your customers can make an appointment to shop contact the team at:
Email your information to:

Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Centre

To communicate special hours of operations for rural retailers, essential services and food providers.
Email your information to: 

Love Williams Lake - Register your business as a participating merchant in our shop local movement.

WORKBC – Williams Lake

For assistance in finding employment, there are several key retailers considered “essential service” that are currently hiring.

Federal & Provincial resources

Restarting BC - Reopening Businesses 

COVID-19 Industry Information 

Federal Government - Economic Response Plan

Small Business BC 

BC Economic Development Association 

BC Employment Standards - Handling Absences 

BC Government - Economic Development Resources 

WorkSafe BC - COVID-19 Information 

Canada Revenue Agency - COVID-19 Information 

Federal Government - Temporary Wage Subsidy

BC Employment Standards - Taking Unexpected Time Off Work 

Canada Revenue Agency - Tax Deadline Extension 

WorkSafe BC - Employee Information 

Federal Government - Temporary Wage Subsidy 

Federal Government - Additional Information on the Temporary Wage Subsidy