Federal COVID-19 Support for Sectors
Agriculture, agri-food, aquaculture, fisheries
What supports are available for the farming community?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Information for the agriculture and agri-food industry
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): CFIA information for industry
Cleaning up orphan and inactive oil and gas wells
The Federal Government is providing up to $1.72 billion to the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia, and to the Alberta Orphan Well Association, to clean up orphan and inactive oil and gas wells. This will help maintain approximately 5,200 jobs in Alberta alone.
Launching the Emissions Reduction Fund
The Federal Government is providing up to $750 million to create a new Emissions Reduction Fund to support workers and reduce emissions in Canada’s oil and gas sector, with a focus on methane.
This fund will provide primarily repayable contributions to conventional and offshore oil and gas firms to support their investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Of this amount, $75 million will be allocated to the offshore sector.
Deferring payments on commercial leases and licenses of occupation
Working with tourism operators in national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas to defer payments on commercial leases and licences of occupation without interest until September 1, 2020.
Cultural, heritage and sports
Addressing the financial needs of cultural, heritage and sport organizations
The Government is establishing a $500 milllion COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for cultural, heritage and sport organizations that will help address the financial needs of affected organizations so they can continue to support artists and athletes.
Waiving payments for Part I licence fees
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will not issue letters requesting payment for Part I licence fees by broadcasters for the 2020–21 fiscal year.
We will provide the CRTC with an equivalent amount to the waived Part I licence fees to support CRTC’s operations.
Continuing the supply of essential goods and services to remote and fly-in communities
Providing up to $17.3 million to the governments of Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut to support critical air services to Northern and remote communities, in partnership with investments by the territorial governments, to ensure the continued supply of food, medical supplies, and other essential goods and services to remote and fly-in communities.
Waiving ground lease rents
Waiving ground lease rents from March 2020 through to December 2020 for the 21 airport authorities that pay rent to the federal government. We are also providing comparable treatment for PortsToronto, which operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and pays a charge to the federal government