COVID-19 Response Plan - Nova Scotia Government - Support for Canadians

COVID-19 Response Plan - Nova Scotia Government - Support for Canadians

Synopsis
7 Minute Read

COVID-19 Response Plan
Nova Scotia Government – Support for Canadians
Last updated May 24, 2022, 4:00 pm MST

Insight
Insight

NS Support for Businesses

Paid Sick Leave Program

Eligibility

  • Employers may be eligible if they:
    • Are a for-profit or not-for-profit organization
    • Have a permanent physical location in NS
    • Are registered to do business in NS and are in good standing with the Government of NS
  • Are paying NS-based employees who don’t otherwise qualify for paid sick leave

Benefit

  • Program will reimburse employer for 4 sick days per employee
  • Employee cannot work remotely and miss less than 50% of scheduled work time in a 1-week period due to COVID (either illness, testing, isolating or vaccinating)
  • Program will cover eligible sick days taken between December20, 2021 and May 7, 2022

Action Needed

  • Employer must apply within 30 days of when employee was paid
  • Self-employed people must apply within 30 days of missing work
  • Program details available here
  • Online application

NS Support for Individuals

NS COVID Relief Fund

Eligibility

  • Nova Scotian residents who:
    • Have an overdue amount owing on heating or electric bill;
    • Has been financially impacted due to COVID-19;
    • Live within certain low-income thresholds

Benefit

  • Eligible households may receive a one-time support payment of up to $400

Action Needed

  • Application may be downloaded here

Federal Support for Canadians

  • For our summary of the Federal support programs for businesses and individuals, please visit HERE

For closed programs, click here

Insights

  • Agility

    November 25, 2022

    Preparing to go public? Here’s everything you should know

    Going public is a significant moment for private companies. To successfully go public, preparation must meet opportunity.

  • Performance

    November 25, 2022

    Managing your farm in an era of rising interest rates

    Rising interest rates present new challenges to farmers, but using the right strategies allows you to stay in control and navigate this period of change.

  • Agility

    November 24, 2022

    Why do you need a Forward Contract for your business?

    In a volatile global market, your manufacturing business can hedge against exchange rate fluctuations and improve bottom line.