No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
The new Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program support businesses that are most impacted by public health measures in response to the Omicron variant. Eligible businesses that are required to close or reduce capacity will receive rebate payments for a portion of the property tax and energy costs they incur while subject to these measures.
Comments on Funding:
Funding will take the form of a rebate and will cover:
When It Ends:
Applicants must be businesses that meet the following criteria:
Landlords are not eligible for this program unless they own or operate an eligible business.
The following types of businesses are eligible for support:
Applicants must submit their application through the online application portal.
The first step is to complete the eligibility checklist to find out if they qualify for the Property Tax Component and/or the Energy Cost Component.
The second step is to complete and submit the application. The application includes: business information, contact information, business locations, property tax details, energy cost details, and bank details.
Applicants must submit:
- 1photograph of the exterior of the business. One can only upload one file to the system. Maximum file size is 6 MB. Allowed file types: JPG, PNG or PDF.
- 2a void cheque which needs to show either the legal business name or operating business name of the business.
- 3property tax and energy bills as follows:
Other Things to Note:
Online applications for this program opened in mid-January 2022. Payments to eligible businesses are retroactive to December 19, 2021.