Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NSFA’s main goal has been ensuring Nova Scotians have access to safe, healthy, high-quality food. NSFA continues to work on behalf of our farmers during these unprecedented times in an effort to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on your operations.
Like many sectors throughout Canada, COVID-19 has had an impact on the agriculture industry here in Nova Scotia. Some of the key concerns that have been raised in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are the arrival of temporary foreign workers, ensuring meat inspectors are able to continue working through this time, and the impact social distancing is having on farm profit.
During this time, NSFA has been working hard to keep our members up to date on our actions and providing them with new information as it comes available. Through social media and our email distribution we are doing our best to keep you informed! If you aren’t signed up for our eNews you can do so here.
COVID-19 Financial Relief Measures Guide *Updated September 2, 2020, reflecting the following changes:
- The Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program (MISTFWP) application deadline has been extended to September 15, 2021.
- The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) application deadline has been extended to October 31, 2020.
- The Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) has been extended to June 2021.
*We continue to monitor all federal, provincial, and municipal business assistance programs relevant to agriculture and agri-food businesses in Nova Scotia. Effective September 1st, this guide will be updated as required.