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Business relief grant eligibility criteria, pay structure

To be eligible for the COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant, a business is required to:

  • confirm it has been fully closed by the provincial health officer’s recent orders;
  • new applicants will need to provide direct-deposit information (not needed if business was approved for the Circuit Breaker Business Relief or the Small- and Medium-Sized Business Recovery grants);
  • confirm that it is registered as a B.C. business before Nov. 1, 2021;
  • confirm that the business is following all public health orders and guidelines;
  • produce a business validation document, such as a municipal business licence, liquor licence, notice of assessment or lease agreement; and
  • confirm majority ownership and operations and payment of taxes in B.C.

For more information on the business relief grant, including the application process and eligibility and timeline, visit:

Eligible applicants closed as a result of the provincial health officer orders will receive funding based on number of staff. The breakdown is as follows:

  • Businesses with no employees or contracted staff: $1,000
  • One to four employees or contracted staff: $2,000
  • Five to 99 employees or contracted staff: $5,000
  • 100 or more employees or contracted staff: $10,000.