Canadian Support to Businesses

The government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Here's a summary of what the Canadian government is doing to support businesses:

Avoiding layoffs

  • Extending the Work-Sharing Program
  • The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

 Access to credit

  • Establishing a Business Credit Availability Program

Supporting financial stability

  • Launching an Insured Mortgage Purchase Program
  • Bank of Canada actions
  • Lowering the Domestic Stability Buffer

More flexibility

  • More time to pay income taxes
  • Deferral of sales tax remittance and customs duty payments

Support for the air transportation sector

  • Waiving ground lease rents

For more information on the Canadian support for businesses, click here.

The AEA team is actively researching and identifying resources to support the membership, their business and their employees. More information can be found on the AEA COVID-19 resource page available to all members.

Contact Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, by email at or by phone at 202-589-1144.