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Deadline to apply for small business funding is December 16th

Last Updated Dec 14, 2016 at 10:30 am MDT

The deadline to apply for the Small Business Recovery program is Friday, December 16th.

Small business owners can fill out an application online, there are two program small businesses can apply for with one application.

Small business employers are critical to economic growth and job creation in the region, the RMWB has allocated a total of $15 million to its Small Business Workforce Support Program. There are $5 million being delivered as immediate assistance and the remaining $10 million dedicated to long-term recovery efforts.

Minimum requirements to apply:

  1. Have an active “resident” RMWB business licence

(Exceptions for businesses located on First Nations’ lands)

  1. Was operating within the RMWB on May 3, 2016
  2. Filed a tax return within the last 3 years reporting business income with the

Canada Revenue Agency

  1. Be a small business defined as having 1 – 49 employees
  2. Complete survey questions in the application


The amount of financial assistance will be based on the number of applicants and the information collected, which will be determined after the application period closes.

The goal of the program is to help small business employers by providing timely financial assistance to offset costs related to attracting, hiring and keeping employees.

Assistance with your application can be found by visiting the Back to Business Resource Centre at 9816 Hardin Street, 1st floor.

The centre is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. If you have questions you are also encouraged to call the hotline at 1-855-RMWB-BIZ.