Resources for Small Business

The City is committed to supporting local businesses by sharing important resources, while continuing to advocate on behalf of the Victoria business community.

The City is doing everything it can in the areas of its authority and will continue to support the local economy through recovery from COVID-19.

It’s important to note that as a municipal government, the City is not permitted to grant direct assistance to businesses, however, Council has directed staff to examine all of the City’s fiscal, legislative and legal powers to support businesses and jobs to sustain the local economy during the pandemic.

One-Stop Resource for Local Business

In an effort to create a one-stop resource for local businesses, we’ve compiled information on federal, provincial and local programs that can bring some relief during this uncertain time. This page is updated frequently with new resources and support networks.

Learn what support is available.

City Programs and Services

Information on the City's programs and services is available here. For information on doing business with City Hall click here

City Initiatives

On Thursday, April 9, City Council made amendments to the 2020 Budget to deliver a financial relief package to help those in the community who may be experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • There will be no property tax increase this year for residential or commercial ratepayers
  • The deadline to pay property taxes has been extended to August 4 and a reduced penalty has been put in place for late payment
  • The deadline for utility bill payments has been extended to 90 days

Details will be available soon.