Novel Coronavirus
(COVID-19) Outbreak

 The Canadian Camping and RV Council is monitoring developments around COVID-19 closely and is working hard to bring you the latest developments.  What has become clear over the past few weeks is that the situation is evolving daily and having a significant impact on the Canadian RV and Camping Industry. Understanding that our businesses are seeking the latest data and guidelines to support your operations, we have aggregated some of the best data available and will be updating materials regularly during this period.

Support Measures For Businesses

Deferral of Corporate Income Tax Payments

The Canada Revenue Agency will allow all businesses to defer, until after August 31, 2020, the payment of any income tax amounts that become owing on or after today and before September 2020.  This relief would apply to tax balances due, as well as instalments. No interest or penalties will accumulate on these amounts during this period. This measure, to be implemented immediately, frees up to $55 billion in temporary tax relief, resulting in businesses having more money available during this period.

Mortgage Payment Deferral

The six big banks are offering up to a six-month payment deferral for mortgages and the opportunity for relief on other credit products. Priority will be given to small business owners on a case-by-case basis, with strong consideration for those demonstrating financial need.

We encourage you to inquire with your banking institution to determine if you qualify. 

Here are the helplines for each institution, which they have bolstered with more support:

BMO: 1- 877-788-1923
CIBC: 1-877-454-9030
RBC: 1-800-769-2511
Scotiabank: 1-833-315-4357
TD: 1-888-730-0075
National Bank of Canada: 1‑844‑394‑4494

Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)

This program will allow the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC) to provide more than $10 billion of additional support, largely targeted to small and medium-sized businesses (as defined by 499 employees or less). Implemented immediately, this money should be available for our Private Campgrounds.

 Released, new relief measures for qualified businesses include:

 10% Wage Subsidy for Small Business Employers

To support businesses that are facing revenue losses and help them keep their workers, the government is proposing to provide eligible small employers a temporary wage subsidy for a period of three months. The subsidy will be equal to 10% of remuneration paid during that period, up to a maximum subsidy of $1,375 per employee and $25,000 per employer.

Businesses will be able to benefit immediately from this support by reducing their remittances of income tax withheld on their employees’ remuneration. Employers benefiting from this measure will include corporations eligible for the small business deduction, as well as non-profit organizations and charities.

Support Measures For Individuals

For Individuals: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Details: 

Eligibility: 

 Qualification:

 Information for those that have already applied for EI benefits:

 Measures to expedite the EI process:

For Individuals: Employment Insurance

  Information for those that have already applied for EI benefits:

For Individuals: Other Federal Measures