Additional Support and Resources
COVID-19 Business Support
The City of Mount Pearl recognizes that COVID-19 is impacting our business community. Below is a list of government resources, events, and news available to assist with your organization during this time.
- Government of Canada COVID-19 Centre
- Government of NL COVID-19 Information
- Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency Resource Centre
- CRA: Changes to Canadian taxes & benefits
- Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)
- Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
- Corporate Income Tax Return and Payment Deferral
- Farm Credit Canada (FCC)
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- National Research Council Innovation Assistance Program (NRC)/IRAP
- Canada Summer Jobs
Other Financial Resources
- Export Development Canada Business Credit Availability Program
- Business Development Canada assistance programs
- Major banks provide assistance and deferral programs
- Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
- Canadian Chamber of Commerce Small Business Relief Fund
- Mount Pearl Paradise Chamber of Commerce
- Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Loan Guarantee Program
- How to Apply For EI Benefits
- Plan To Work Remotely (Resource List)
- Business Continuity Guide
- Public Health Agency of Canada Resources Centre
- Canadian Chamber of Commerce FAQ
Marketing and Economic Development Officer
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
BizPaL: An innovative online service that allows businesses to generate a customized list of the permits and licences they require from three levels of government – local, provincial, and federal – simply by providing some generic information about their business. To learn more, Visit www.bizpal.ca
ServiceNL: Service NL offers a variety of resources to business including required business registrations, applications for Crown land, food establishment and liquor licences, liquor licences, building accessibility, electrical installations, fire and safety, and waste disposal, and more.
WorkplaceNL: All businesses with one or more employees must register with WorkplaceNL. They operates a work injury insurance program, providing benefits to injured workers as well as legal protection for employers.
Labour Market Information: To obtain all Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Standards information, please contact the Department of Advanced Education, and Skills and Labour.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA): ACOA is the federal government department responsible for leading economic development throughout the Atlantic region. ACOA, the federal government department responsible for leading economic development throughout the in Atlantic Canada, assists small- and medium-sized enterprises, helping them to establish or expand. businesses. – in industries where sustained employment growth appears most likely.
Canada Revenue Agency Business Account: CRA provides business owners with convenient and secure online access to their personalized business account information. The business account includes: corporate income tax, import / export, payroll deductions, and important information on Goods and Services Tax.
Business Number: The Business Number (BN) is a numbering system that streamlines the way businesses deal with the Federal Government. It’s based on the idea of one business, one number. Not all businesses require a number or account, so check out it is important to read ‘Do you need a program account?’ on the CRA website before registering.to learn more.
Industry Canada – Federal Incorporation: Incorporate a Business: This is where you Industry Canada is the agency to obtain a Federal Incorporation Kit for your companyFederal Incorporation information is available through Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada . It is advisable to You should consult a lawyer for legal advice to assist you with the structuring of your business. Note: There is a fee of $250 fee to incorporate your company as well as and an annual maintenance fee. Tip: Save $50 by registering online.
Service Canada – Record of Employment: Record of Employment Forms must be obtained through Service Canada. You are required to submit one of these forms for each employee that leaves your company.
Mount Pearl-Paradise Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber has a number of qualified members to represent local businesses in the community. It provides the following Services include promoting local businesses, hosting networking events, member-to-member benefits, and professional development. training and resources.
Metro Business Opportunities Corporation (MBO): MBO helps small businesses get off the ground, while also helping existing businesses in their expansion, modernization, and stabilization efforts. Business advisory and financial services are also offered to entrepreneurs, including a full spectrum of business consulting services. MBO is also a member of the Community Business Development Corporations network in Atlantic Canada, an independent network of not-for-profit organizations that work in cooperation with all levels of government and the private sector to meet the needs of small business.
Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC): CBDC assists in the creation, of small businesses, and in the expansion, and modernization of existing businesses offering, by providing financial and technical services. to entrepreneurs. The CBDC can provide Financing can be in the form of loans, loan guarantees, and equity financing (max $150,000). Other services include business counseling, development and training, and guidance / advocating to lending organizations. Their services are targeted to entrepreneurs who require with customized financing not normally available from traditional sources.
Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE): NLOWE helps women entrepreneurs start, grow, and advance successful businesses that capitalize on emerging economic opportunities. NLOWE can give the support needed to help women develop and grow their business, with an It includes an extensive network of business advisors, members, clients, and partners who work together to foster the success of women entrepreneurs across NL. Newfoundland and Labrador.
Futurpreneur Canada (FC): A national non-profit organization dedicated to growing the nation’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. FC provides Youth aged 18-39 have access to pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help them be successful entrepreneurs. them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business. FC also provides pre and post-launch mentoring, along with online resources. FC’s partnership with the Business Development Bank of Canada allows them to offer up to $50,000 in start-up financing and up to $30,000 in expansion financing.