COVID-19 support

The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, serious impacts on businesses throughout Atlantic Canada. 

The Government of Canada has been there since the beginning, taking significant and decisive action to support businesses facing adversity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) can provide repayable and non-repayable funding to help you recover from the pandemic.  If your business needs help, here’s a list of funds available to you right now.

Available programs

Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative

We’re helping the aerospace sector in Atlantic Canada bounce back after the pandemic. Are you a business or a non-profit that supports businesses in this sector? Contact us today to learn more about this initiative.

Canada Community Revitalization Fund

Communities across Atlantic Canada are bouncing back from the effects of the pandemic by investing in local infrastructure and gathering spaces. See if your community project is eligible for support.

Jobs and Growth Fund

We’re investing in job creators and organizations that support them to help the economy recover from COVID-19. Find out how ACOA can help future-proof businesses and prepare the region for growth.

Tourism Relief Fund

Are you a tourism business or association? We can provide you with direct support that will help you adapt your operations and finish the fight against COVID-19.

Expired programs

The Agency is no longer accepting applications for the following programs as the available funds have been fully committed.

Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged many sectors. This fund provided support to fish and seafood processors, who are key to our economy and national food security.

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund was a lifeline for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that were unable to access other federal pandemic support programs.

Regional Air Transportation Initiative

Regional air connectivity is critical to economic growth. We helped regional air transport systems so they could remain operational and recover from the effects of COVID-19.


Other resources for businesses

For more information on additional government support available to your business and workers, please contact Service Canada at 1-800-OCanada (1-800-622-6232).

Visit Canada.ca/coronavirus for the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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You can also use ACOA Business Information Services – our one-stop information shop.

Call one of our bilingual agents now at 1-888-576-4444.

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