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CED support for businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

By Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

CED is monitoring the challenge COVID-19 presents to Quebec's businesses, workers and communities. We understand that this is an exceptional situation and that it is important that our support be tailored to your current reality.

We're here to help

$211M in support to Quebec businesses and organizations affected by COVID-19

To support Quebec businesses and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has launched the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF). Find out more about the RRRF or get ready to submit a request today.

New initiative for fish and seafood processors

The Government of Canada launched the Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund (CSSF) in June 2020. This initiative is designed to support fish and seafood processors to meet the costs related to COVID-19 incurred as of March 15, 2020.

Other measures to help you

CED has already taken action to help Quebec businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Repayments due in July, August and September are also being deferred. This applies to all our clients in the process of reimbursing their project.

For existing CED clients

If you are a current CED client and are affected by the current situation:

  • As of April 1, CED has deferred your payments for current contribution agreements for six months.
  • You may be eligible to receive flexible arrangements.
    • Further support will be determined on a case-by-case basis as the situation evolves.

For businesses and organizations that are not CED clients

If you are not a client of CED, but are affected by the current situation:

  • CED can help with advice and pathfinding services to other federal programs and services available.
  • You could have access to federal funding to help you maintain your operations.

See our Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19 for more information.

To contact us

Although our offices are physically closed, we remain available and can be reached by phone and email.

If your business or organization is based in Quebec, call us at 1-800-561-0633 or send us an email to find out more about the support available to you.

If you are not based in Quebec, find out about the other resources you can turn to for help.

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada has taken immediate, significant and decisive action to assist Canadians and Canadian businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Find out more about Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan and how it can help you.

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For any problem, please contact us.

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