Ontario Providing Supports for Small Businesses, Workers and Families

Published Date
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The Ontario government is providing targeted relief for businesses and people impacted by the current public health measures aimed at blunting the spread of the Omicron variant. As part of this plan, the government is introducing two measures to provide financial relief:

1.) A $10,000 grant for eligible businesses that are subject to closures under the modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen . Applications are submitted online in the Ontario Government portal, click here: COVID-19 Business Support Grants (gov.on.ca)

2.) Holding the price of electricity at 8.2 ¢/kWh, 24 hours a day, every day. This fixed price applies to electricity used from 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, until the end of the day on February 7, 2022, when regular Time-of-Use (TOU) and Tiered prices will be back in effect. More info. can be found on the Ontario Energy Board's website, click here: Electricity rates | Ontario Energy Board (oeb.ca)

Additional information is available here: Ontario Providing Supports for Small Businesses, Workers and Families | Ontario Newsroom.

Lower Electricity Rates in Effect