The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP) is now accepting applications.
The PEFIP will provide almost $647 million over ten years to support poultry and egg producers through on-farm investments. Each producer is entitled to an amount proportional to their quota holdings as of January 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2030.
Under a new initiative, temporary foreign workers will be offered a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine upon their arrival at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, and will then be offered a second dose in their host region later this summer.
Currently, only temporary foreign workers arriving on chartered flights are targeted by this initiative.
Thirteen flights are expected in June, and about 2,275 temporary foreign workers will have the opportunity to be vaccinated.
FedDev Ontario announced a non-repayable investment of $1 million to support the tourism industry’s recovery in Ontario’s Highlands.
The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (RTO-11) is using this investment to provide tourism-dependent businesses with up to $20,000 in non-repayable contributions to support costs associated with adapting and eventually reopening.
The provincial government will keep the Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant operating until the expected start of Step 3 of B.C.’s Restart plan on July 1, 2021.
As of June 3, 2021, more than 10,000 grants have been awarded to B.C. businesses. Grants of $10,000 to a maximum of $30,000 are available with up to an additional $5,000 to $15,000 available to tourism-related businesses.