Provincial Supports for Businesses

 

Agriculture Response Program

The COVID-19 Agriculture Response Program helps Nova Scotia's agriculture industry mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry's competitiveness, productivity and profitability. 

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Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program Part 2  

The Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program Part 2 will give eligible tourism accommodation operators a one-time 50% rebate on the first six months of their commercial property taxes paid for 2021-2022.

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Small Business Impact Grant Part 3

The Small Business Impact Grant Part 3 will provide a grant of up to $5,000 to eligible businesses that have been directly affected by public health measures in April 2021.

If you previously received a Small Business Impact Grant, you’ll receive an email explaining the next steps the week of 3 May. Applications for businesses that didn’t previously receive a grant will open by 19 May.

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Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

The Small Business Loan Guarantee Program is available for qualifying businesses.

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Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program

The COVID-19 Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program will provide eligible businesses with a one-time rebate of $1,000 or 50% of property taxes paid for the last 6 months of the 2020-21 tax year.

The program is for dine-in restaurants and drinking establishments, gyms and fitness establishments, and personal service businesses like salons, spas and body art establishments. Businesses must have either received the Nova Scotia Small Business Impact Grant (Part 1 or 2), have experienced a year-over-year decline in revenue of at least 30% for the period of 30 April 2020 to 31 January 2021, or be a new business established on or after 1 January 2020.

Applications will be available soon.

 

Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program – Part 2

The Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program Part 2 will give eligible tourism accommodation operators a one-time 50% rebate on the first 6 months of their commercial property taxes paid for 2021-2022.

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NS Business Navigators

Nova Scotia Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness Business Navigators are available to help businesses with any questions you may have. They can be reached Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm at 1-844-628-7347, or by email at BusNavigation@novascotia.ca.

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