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:
http://www.cfdccariboo.com/contact/
250.392.3626

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:
https://downtownwilliamslake.com/contact-us/
Email your information to: marketing@downtownwilliamslake.com

Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Centre

To communicate special hours of operations for rural retailers, essential services and food providers.
http://www.williamslakechamber.com/
Email your information to: visitors@telus.net 

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

https://lovenorthernbc.com/community/williams-lake/

WORKBC – Williams Lake

For assistance in finding employment, there are several key retailers considered “essential service” that are currently hiring.
https://www.workbc.ca/WorkBC-Centres/Cariboo/Williams-Lake.aspx

Federal & Provincial resources


Restarting BC - Reopening Businesses

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/bc-restart-plan?bcgovtm=20200506_GCPE_AM_COVID_9_NOTIFICATION_BCGOV_BCGOV_EN_BC__NOTIFICATION 

COVID-19 Industry Information

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/covid-19-updates/covid-19-industry-information?bcgovtm=20200506_GCPE_AM_COVID_9_NOTIFICATION_BCGOV_BCGOV_EN_BC__NOTIFICATION 

Federal Government - Economic Response Plan

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

Small Business BC

https://smallbusinessbc.ca/article/resources-for-small-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR16XsXLjuwbcaQfLwmjL4ruum9H9HYN0IsoknCCQjoWVpx_noKutB46wJ4 

BC Economic Development Association

https://bceda.ca/coronavirus.php 

BC Employment Standards - Handling Absences

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/employment-standards-advice/employment-standards/handling-disruptions 

BC Government - Economic Development Resources

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/economic-development/funding-and-grants/covid-19-economic-development-resources 

WorkSafe BC - COVID-19 Information

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/covid-19-updates 

Canada Revenue Agency - COVID-19 Information

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update.html 

Federal Government - Temporary Wage Subsidy

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/frequently-asked-questions-wage-subsidy-small-businesses.html

BC Employment Standards - Taking Unexpected Time Off Work

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/employment-standards-advice/employment-standards/taking-unexpected-time-off 

Canada Revenue Agency - Tax Deadline Extension

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/covid-19-filing-payment-dates.html 

WorkSafe BC - Employee Information

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/covid-19-updates/health-and-safety/what-workers-should-do 

Federal Government - Temporary Wage Subsidy

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/frequently-asked-questions-wage-subsidy-small-businesses.html 

Federal Government - Additional Information on the Temporary Wage Subsidy

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/additional-details-on-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy0.html