COVID-19 has had a severe impact on small businesses across Atlantic Canada. As the pandemic has reshaped how people shop, doing business online is now more important than ever. That is why the federal and provincial governments are helping local companies adapt to offer online sales and services and develop new digital capabilities.
Local businesses and organizations in Atlantic Canada have been hit hard by COVID-19. That is why Government of Canada support to help businesses improve productivity and maintain jobs is critical, now more than ever, as the region deals with the economic effects of the pandemic. By supporting growth opportunities, the government is equipping businesses and social enterprises with the resources they need to bounce back and thrive.
Strong communities are key pillars of a thriving Atlantic Canadian economy. This is why the federal government is working closely with its many community partners to help them attract investment, diversify their economies and create jobs. Through its Regional Development Agencies, such as ACOA, the Government of Canada is investing to strengthen communities and enable their residents to pursue meaningful careers and enjoy a high quality of life for generations to come.
Canada’s food and beverage industry has been hit hard by COVID-19. The Government of Canada has taken significant action to help the industry through this difficult period and is committed to giving businesses the tools they need to be part of our economic recovery and emerge stronger and more competitive than before. Innovation is essential to making this a reality, which is why the government is working closely with producers and organizations to help them sustain and create jobs and increase production.