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Pandemic - March 26, 2020

26 March 2020

Access to Short-term Financing : EDC exporting companies will now be able to take advantage of faster cash flow for a guarantee on their loans over $5 million. 
We invite you to contact your financial institution directly for more information.In addition, we invite you to consult Export Development Canada's (EDC) Export Help Centre for free advice.

Help for Workers 

Yesterday the federal Government announced a new aid measure.  The new Canada Emergency Response Benefit will provide unemployed and self-employed workers with $2,000 per month for up to 4 months. A web portal and telephone line will be launched in early April. Find out about the various eligibility criteria.

In order to assist you during this difficult period and to help you obtain clear information, we have listed the new assistance measures that have been added in the last few hours. You can refer to the previous communications to access all the support measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our Team is Available 

Many of you have called upon us and our team of economic development commissioners who are currently working remotely. Here is the contact information to reach them directly :

Lydia Cappelli :

Luc Duguay :

Robin Durand :

Charles Gauthier :

Joseph Tuccinardi :

You can reach our team at 514-855-5757 or


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