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Details to follow Monday, March 30th – The wage subsidy is being increased to 75% for qualifying companies that have lost 30% or more of their revenues. (The wages the subsidy covers will be capped at $847 a week) ALSO, $40,000 loans that have interest-free periods will also be made available to qualifying small businesses. Read More Here
The province of British Columbia now has a dedicated phone service that provides non-medical information about COVID-19 in 110 languages. Service representatives can be reached seven days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., by calling 1-888-COVID19 / 1-888-268-4319. New Official BC Gov COVID webpage – overall focus – some business
BC Specific Commercial Property has cut school taxes in half, 90-day Hydro payment deferrals are possible, ICBC monthly car insurance payments also have possible 90-day deferrals. Proposed $1,00o increase on top of EI payments – the process will be defined later with payments by May. Companies with payrolls over $500,000 can defer their employer health tax payments until Sept. Families of 4 will get an increase of up to $564 in their Climate Action Tax Credit. Eligible individuals will receive up to $218 in an enhanced payment.
NOTE: the self-employed and business owners are also eligible for $2,000 per month Emergency Response Benefit. Look for the application channel to open in early April.
Also, don’t forget to contact your banks – they have their own programs for you and your employees. These are mostly on a case by case basis.
Use your left hand on door handles, carts, bathrooms, etc. to protect your right hand from germs. The majority of face contact is made with the right hand. Do the opposite if you’re left-handed!
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Helping Businesses Keep their Workers
To support businesses that are facing revenue losses and to help prevent lay-offs, the government is proposing to provide eligible small employers a temporary wage subsidy More details from the government to follow
Signing up for EI
This system will walk you through the process of signing up for EI
Both self-employed and employees can fill this out.
Step 1. Getting started
NOTE: if this is for a small business that is closing temporarily it is efficient to complete the form with all employees present in a group setting. Sample Layoff Letter
What you’ll need in order to fill out the EI form:
- Access to the internet
- A laptop, computer or mobile device
- Direct deposit banking information
- SIN number (social insurance number)
- Employer’s address and contact information
- The start date of your current employment
- T4 from your current employer
- Highest paid cheque from your current employer (they want to know how much you get paid to calculate how much you’d be able to claim)
- Previous employer’s address and contact information (if you worked there in the past 52 weeks)
- ROE (record of employment, this can be issued by your employer or employer’s accountant/bookkeeper) Usually the employer submits it to the CRA
Step 2. Go to the following website
This website will take you to the EI application form:
- Follow the instructions and submit answers that best fit your situation.
NOTE: The following questions:
When picking basic claim vs. spouse claim (Spouse meaning you are married or have a common-law partner who is dependent on your income)
**when asked “did someone help you complete this form” at the end, select “no”**