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Emergency supports extended for vulnerable people

The Province is extending federal employment insurance exemptions and the provincial temporary crisis supplement. These extensions will help ensure people on income or disability assistance and low-income seniors will continue to have access to the supports they need during the …

Low-interest financing for home energy retrofits

British Columbians wanting to switch from fossil fuel-based heating to cleaner, more energy-efficient heat pumps now have access to low-interest financing as part of CleanBC. Depending on the type and efficiency of heat pump chosen by homeowners, the loans will …

B.C. strengthens federal commercial rent program

B.C. businesses eligible for rent support from the federal government will be protected from evictions as the B.C. government issues a new order under the Emergency Program Act (EPA). “The federal launch of the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program …

New programs support jobs, clean up environment

The Province is supporting jobs for B.C. workers in oil and gas service companies to clean up the environment and help restart the economy. “With the support of the federal government, B.C. is taking action to accelerate the restoration of …

State of emergency extended to support COVID-19 response

As B.C. moves toward its new normal, Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is extending the provincial state of emergency to support continued co-ordination of the pandemic response. “Because of our determination and sacrifices over the past months, …

New emergency supports for province’s most vulnerable

To ensure B.C.’s most vulnerable – including people on income or disability assistance and low-income seniors – do not encounter additional barriers during the COVID-19 crisis, the Province is implementing a series of temporary supports and supplements. “We are putting …