COVID-19 Supports

COVID-19 Supports

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of St. John’s is activating its Business Continuity Plan and taking measures to proactively help prevent the spread of the virus. Following advice from public health officials, the City will be concentrating on work-from-home and remote deployment solutions for our staff to ensure social distancing. The City of St. John’s is working to provide residents and businesses impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic with important City news and resources from governments and organizations during this difficult and uncertain time. 

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Update: Business Resources and Information Hub Newsletter, May 20, 2020
Business Resources and Information Hub Newsletter, May 6, 2020
Business Resources and Information Hub Newsletter, April 22, 2020
Business Resources and Information Hub Newsletter, April 8, 2020
Business Resources and Information Hub Newsletter, March 31, 2020

While the Welcome Centre at 348 Water Street is closed to the public, we're still here for you.

Please reach out if you need business information about the City of St. John's:
business@stjohns.ca
or call 709-576-8107

Please note:

  • Effective immediately, the City will not be charging interest on residential and commercial property taxes and water tax (Up to and including August 31, 2020).
  • Commercial property vacancy allowance claim has been extended. Claims for the first quarter, typically due on April 30th are not due until May 31, 2020.
  • Commercial tax bills for the second quarter normally sent in May, will now be sent in June.
  • If you have questions about these tax relief measures, call: 709-576-8251  or email: taxation@stjohns.caSupport & Resources for the Arts & Culture Community: 

Links to agencies and supports:

Arts and Culture Community

Businesses:

​Government of Canada: 

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Other Municipalities

Support Organizations and Industry Associations 

  • APEC – Atlantic Provinces Economic Council 
  • BOT - St. John’s Board of Trade
  • CFIB – Canadian Federation of Independent Business
  • HNL – Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador 
  • NLCA - Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association NOIA - Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Industry Association
  • NEIA - Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industries Association
  • NOIA - Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Industry Association
  • NATI - Newfoundland Association of Technology & Innovation
  • PLA – Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador