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May 18, 2021 update

Information is accurate as at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Information may be affected by subsequent announcements.

Links to government announcements follow at the end of the update.


  • Alberta - Support for music industry: The Alberta government announced two grant programs to support the music industry. Individual musicians in Alberta who earned at least 55% of their income from music‑related activity for at least two consecutive years may be eligible for a grant of $1,500 to cover expenses related to music production, marketing and professional development. For‑profit businesses that present live music performances as their primary business activity, such as clubs, theatres and concert spaces, with a capacity of up to 5,000, may be eligible for a grant of $5,000 to $25,000 to support various costs, including upgrading technology and equipment, hiring or supporting existing jobs, training and reopening.

  • Nova Scotia - Property tax rebate program expanded: Eligibility for the Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program has been expanded to include live performing arts organizations and independent retailers with a physical storefront. The government has committed an additional $4 million to the program.

  • Nova Scotia - State of emergency extended: The state of emergency is extended until May 30, 2021.

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