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Your business and COVID-19 in Manitoba

We’re here to help

To help you navigate these challenging times, this page provides information on pandemic-related restrictions, support measures, government services, and useful CFIB resources for Manitoba. You’ll also learn how CFIB is fighting for your business.


July 17, 2021: Based on Manitoba’s 4-3-2-One Great Summer Reopening Path, businesses entered Milestone 2 early on July 17, 2021. As a result, most businesses across Manitoba can now open at 50% capacity. Milestone 3 is scheduled to begin on September 6, 2021, but may begin early. You can find more information about the Reopening Path on the Government of Manitoba's website.


Help us amplify your voice for better support

We know your business needs more help from government if it's going to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign our petition to join CFIB and business owners in Manitoba in the fight for greater relief.

Use our operational plan template

Protecting your staff, customers, and business is a top priority, so we’ve put together an operational plan template to help you do just that. With tips for best practices, advice on meeting provincial compliance requirements, and links to downloadable COVID-19 resources, the plan is clear, concise, and easy to tailor to your needs.

Public health measures & restrictions


Employee management

Financial relief & government support

What CFIB is doing in Manitoba

What we’ve helped achieve
  • Re-opening Path
  • Manitoba Bridge Grant payments (several extensions)
  • Manitoba Gap Protection Program
  • Sector-specific funding (Tourism Sector Support Grant)
  • Provincial wage subsidy programs
  • Tax remittance deferrals
  • WCB surplus rebates
  • Government-paid sick leave
What we’re asking for
  • Proactive, ongoing financial help to businesses significantly affected by provincial or federal public health orders.
  • Re-open the Manitoba Bridge Grant for new applications for businesses that need support but did not or could not apply before.
  • Provide additional, sector-specific supports to hard-hit industries.
  • Ensure that Manitoba’s 4-3-2-One Great Summer Reopening Path moves along as quickly as the province hits our milestones, and provide adequate time and information to help businesses prepare.
  • Develop a short-term plan to rebuild consumer confidence with continued ‘Shop Local’ and education campaigns.
  • Develop a longer-term plan to incentivize Manitobans to support and travel local as businesses recover.

Learn more on how CFIB is fighting for better relief at the federal level and add your voice to our petition for more support in Manitoba.

Additional resources

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Our primary concern at CFIB is making sure you have the support you need to get through this uncertain and challenging time. We provide you with expert advice and ensure that you have all of the latest information on government announcements and available support.