COVID-19 is making a significant impact on our economy, businesses and jobs. This means that we are all looking for useful sources of information to help us navigate through all the new government programs and plans being announced on a daily basis.

Therefore, we are going to provide you with a list of these valuable and useful resources as they become available.

Due to the rapid changes that are occurring, we cannot guarantee that all links will work every day, nor that the content is current.  Some announced measures do not yet have active links, but we will do our best to keep this page up-to-date for you.


Newest Updates:

February 17, 2023 - Government of Canada - One-Time Top-Up to the Canada Housing Benefit

February 15, 2023 - Canada Revenue Agency - What's New When Filing Your Taxes in Ontario This Year

February 8, 2023 - Government of Canada - Underused Housing Tax (UHT)

January 31, 2023 - Canada Revenue Agency - Want to Avoid Delays at Tax Time? Use Our Digital Services

January 27, 2023 - Canada Revenue Agency - Labour Mobility Deduction (LMD)

January 26, 2023 - Canada Revenue Agency - Received a T4A Slip From Us? Here's What You Need to Know

January 24, 2023 - Canada Revenue Agency - Air Quality Improvement Tax Credit - Self-Employed and Partnership

January 21, 2023 – Government of Canada – Business Benefits Finder - Updated

January 19, 2023 - Canada Revenue Agency - Seniors: We've Got Tips to Help You This Tax Season

January 17, 2023 - Canada Revenue Agency - Students: Put More Money in Your Pocket with Benefits and Credits

January 11, 2023 - Advisor's Edge - Federal Tax Credit for Multi-Generational Home Renos Now Available

January 6, 2023 - Government of Canada - Canada Dental Benefit

January 3, 2023 – Government of Canada – CEBA Loan Application Status Website

December 15, 2022 - Canada Revenue Agency - Not Sure if it's the CRA Calling? Here's How to Find Out

December 12, 2022 - Canada Revenue Agency - Lower-income Renters in Canada Can Now Apply for a One-time $500 Top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit

December 1, 2022 - Canada Revenue Agency - Applications for the New Canada Dental Benefit are Now Open

November 21, 2022 - Ministry of Finance - Ontario Seniors Care at Home Tax Credit

November 21, 2022 - CPA Canada - Tax-Free First Home Savings Account - Your Questions Answered

November 8, 2022 – Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Direct Deposit Enrollment

November 4, 2022 - Canada Revenue Agency - Six Month Doubling of GST Credit Payments Starts

November 3, 2022 - Advisor's Edge - Feds Extend Anti-Flipping Tax to Assignment Sales

August 4, 2022 - Canada Revenue Agency - Here Are Answers to Five of the Top Business Tax Information Questions

July 27, 2022 – Government of Canada – Benefits Finder - Individuals

July 11, 2022 - Canada Revenue Agency - Do You Have Questions About Filing as a Business For the First Time?

June 7, 2022 - Canada Revenue Agency - Running a Business is Difficult: Understanding Your Tax Obligations Doesn't Need to Be

February 4, 2022 - Department of Finance Canada - Immediate Expensing of Up To $1.5 Million Per Year

December 21, 2021 – Canada Revenue Agency – How to Verify the CRA Has Contacted You

December 16, 2021 – Canada Revenue Agency – Home Office Expenses for Employees – to 2022


Government Resources:

Canada Epidemiological Summary of COVID-19 Cases

Town of Newmarket – Choose Local Businesses

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) - Main Page

Service Canada – Main Page

Government of Ontario – Main Page


Financial Resources for Businesses:

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) – Cellular Phone and Internet Services for Employees

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) – Form T2200S – Declaration of Conditions of Employment for Working at Home Due to COVID-19

Ontario Ministry of Finance – Employer Health Tax Exemptions Increase Permanent

Government of Canada – Business Benefits Finder

Government of Canada – Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) – Status Updates

My Business Account (CRA) – Login or Register

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) – Work-Sharing Overview

Town of Newmarket - Business Assistance Concierge Program


Lay-off Guidelines and Employment Rights:

Wilson Vukelich LLP Lawyers - All Publications


Records of Employment (ROE) and EI Programs for Employers:

Wilson Vukelich LLP Lawyers - Annual Employment Law Update 2022

Access Record of Employment on the web (ROE Web)

How to complete the Record of Employment (ROE) form

Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Program

Work Sharing - Overview


Financial Resources for Individuals:

Canada Revenue Agency – Home Office Expenses for Employees

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) – Form T777S Statement of Employment Expenses for Working at Home Due to COVID-19

Government of Canada – Find Financial Help During Covid-19 - Individuals

Service Canada – eServiceCanada Online Service Request Form

My Account for Individuals (CRA) – Login or Register

Employment Insurance (EI) – Regular Benefits - Overview and Application

Employment Insurance (EI) – Sickness Benefits - Overview and Application

My Service Canada Account (MSCA) – Sign in or Register

Ontario Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS)

National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) – Interest Extension to 2023

Ontario Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)


Jobs and Employment Opportunities:

Natural Resources Canada – Green Jobs in Natural Resources – Funding Available

Canada – Youth Job Bank

Ontario – Agriculture and Food Jobs in Ontario

Canada – Job Bank

Canada – Federal Student Work Experience Program