COVID-19 Resources

Covid-19 has interrupted your daily work-flow in ways no one could imagine a short time ago.  Just like us, you are continuing to run your business and it’s our pleasure to be here to lend you a hand. The staff at PIJAC Canada has been compiling a list of resources for business owners to help answer some important questions that may come up.  What follows is a three-part list to assist your navigation of employment issues; safety in the workplace, business support tools, and essential services by province.  Additions to the list will be made as new resources become available.  As you are our eyes and ears of the industry, we welcome you to also send us what you find.                                  


Pets and COVID-19 (Public Health Agency of Canada)

Status of Animals and Covid-19 (World Animal Health Organization)


Suggested Practices for Retail during COVID-19
COVID-19 Recommendations for Pet Stores, Pet Distributors, and Pet Breeding Facilities – Note: this article is specific to the USA, however, does include useful information

Quebec: Guide to Workplace Health Standards for the Retail and Shopping Mall Sector – COVID 19 (French only)

Quebec: Webinar: Masks Mandatory – Online exclusive workshop with the CNESST and Public Health (French only)

Signage Samples English

Signage Samples French


The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has been a key asset for all helpful business resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the CFIB has been hosting their “COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre” and also offer a “Services to help your business get through COVID-19” page.  The links below are available for you, some are open source and others are member exclusive, PIJAC Canada *members have full access.

COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre topics

Weekly Webinar–FAQ’s & Gov. Support

EI & employee income

Free templates

Employee management

Business Continuity

Health and safety

How to access financial support

Fraud and business security

Back to Business Tools and Campaign Materials

Services to help your business get through COVID-19
Shopify – Build your business website with a free trial
Chase  – Save thousands of dollars on payment processing fees
Shiptime – Save more on shipping
Selectcom – Helping you work from home
Vubiz – Free online courses for employees at 75% off the regular price
Payworks – Calculate your 10% wage subsidy
Click here for the complete list of services

*PIJAC Members who are independently owned Canadian businesses have a joint PIJAC Canada/CFIB membership.

Northwest Territories

British Columbia






New Brunswick

Nova Scotia