COVID-19: Business Resources and Updates

This is the Oakville Chamber of Commerce’s central hub for business resources and updates regarding COVID-19. Please visit this page often as we continue to provide the most up-to-date information.

Support for Businesses

Access to credit Establishing a Business Credit Availability Program

Canada Emergency Business Account – this program will roll out in mid-April
Avoiding layoffs and rehiring employees Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Extending the Work-Sharing Program
Reduced and deferred payments More time to pay Federal Income Tax

Deferrals of Sales Tax Remittance and Customs Duty Payments until June 2020
Supporting financial stability Bank of Canada Actions

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Actions 

Insured Mortgage Purchase Program
Support for self-employed individuals Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Deferrals of Sales Tax Remittance and Customs Duty Payments until June 2020

More time to pay income taxes

Property Tax Assistance – Town of Oakville

Oakville Chamber of Commerce

Update: Nominations for the Board of Directors
(March 30, 2020)
The Board of Directors has determined pursuant to sections 4.01 and 6.08 of the Oakville Chamber’s By-Laws that there will be no election of new Directors at this year’s Annual General Meeting. The Chamber will not be soliciting nominations for potential candidates accordingly.

April Events Update
(March 23, 2020)
As we continue to follow the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada, all April have been postponed or rescheduled. Please continue to monitor our website for updates. If you have any questions regarding tickets purchased or your participation in any of our upcoming events, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at – we are happy to assist you with any inquiry.

Oakville Awards for Business Excellence – New Date
(March 23, 2020)
 With our upcoming Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE) scheduled for April 22nd, we have made the decision to postpone the event until June 22nd, 2020.
The judging process is complete and we have been working with our venue and event partners to find a date that will put us in a position to host this event and recognize the deserving businesses in our community that have been through our application and judging process.
We thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Town of Oakville

    Government of Ontario

    Government of Canada

    Resources for Business

    Monitor COVID-19

    Stay up-to-date on the rapidly evolving situation, and on the nature of the virus itself, by frequently checking municipal, provincial, and national websites.