Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a series of measures in order to support small and medium-sized businesses.
The payroll support has been raised from 10 to 75-percent to help employers cover salaries.
It is retroactive to March 15th.
In order to help companies that are facing a cash crunch, the federal government is launching the Canada Emergency Business Account which will allow companies to apply for loans up to 40-thousand dollars, interest-free for a year.
If needed up to 10-thousand dollars may be forgiven.
The government is also waiving GST & HST payments and import and export duties until June.