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Concerted Temporary Action Program for Businesses
Emergency financing in the form of a loan or a loan guarantee to help businesses whose cash flow is affected by the impact of COVID-19.
Tax Deadlines Extended for Individuals and Businesses
Revenue Québec extended the deadline for filing the personal income tax return to June 1. For individuals and individuals in business, the deadline for applying balances due related to income tax returns for the 2019 taxation year is postponed to July 31, 2020.
Commission de la santé et de la sécurité travail (CNESST) premium deferral
The deadline to pay Commission de la santé et de la sécurité travail (CNESST) premiums has been extended to August 31. During this period the CNESST will not apply interests or fees.
Le Panier Bleu ("Blue Basket")
An online directory that aims to include all businesses and operations in the province in e-commerce. Le Panier Bleu is intended to be a complete directory of local merchants throughout the province, and will be used as a universal tool to guide consumers to Québec merchants in order to stimulate their sales.
Temporary Aid for Workers Program
Financial assistance to meet the needs of workers who, because they are in isolation to counter the propagation of the COVID-19 virus, cannot earn all of their work income and are not eligible for another financial assistance program.
Incentive Program to Retain Essential Workers (IPREW)
Financial assistance program for individuals working essential jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides $100 for each week of qualifying work, retroactive to March 15, and extending for a maximum of 16 weeks. Eligible workers can apply for the program beginning on Tuesday May 19.
Hydro-Québec will stop applying administration charges to unpaid bills for all customers and will not cut off power to anyone for non-payment.