News Flash

City News

Posted on: April 1, 2020

Coquitlam Businesses Encouraged to Access Supports and Resources

COQUITLAM, B.C., April 1, 2020 – Coquitlam is encouraging businesses to take advantage of the supports and resources available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recognizing the importance of maintaining a strong local economy, the City is inviting local businesses to contact its Economic Development Office for advice and referrals to programs that can help them during this uncertain time. Information is also posted at

Resources for Local Businesses 

Although City Hall remains closed to the public, City staff are still hard at work supporting City operations, including services for the business community.

For example, the Planning & Development Department has created tools and processes – such as online plan submission – to enable development applications and construction projects to move forward. More information is available at

The City’s Economic Development Office is also helping businesses access the latest regional, provincial and federal initiatives and resources, including:

  • The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, which has launched a #SupportLocal campaign and developed a comprehensive COVID-19 Guidance and Resources page at;
  • Online resources from organizations such as the BC Chamber of Commerce (, BC Economic Development Association (, Small Business BC ( and others;
  • Federal financial and economic support at that includes wage subsidies of up to 75 per cent for small businesses, access to loans of up to $40,000 (interest-free for the first year), and deferrals for income taxes, GST and duty payments; and
  • Provincial benefits at that include tax deferrals, arts and culture grants and resources.

The City is also highlighting opportunities for local businesses, such as the federal government’s call for suppliers of medical supplies such as personal protective equipment, sanitizers and ventilators at

Other Support for Businesses

Recognizing the important role businesses play in providing jobs, services and investment to the community, the City is actively encouraging residents to choose local suppliers for goods and services and to support them during this challenging time by ordering online, buying gift cards and having meals delivered. Supporting local businesses is the topic of this week’s Message from the Mayor video, posted at

The community will also see City signage paying tribute to workers of all types – including health care, store clerks, childcare workers, tradespeople and others – who continue to work and put themselves at risk to provide much-needed services to the community.

Other actions the City has taken to date to support businesses have included:

  • Not enforcing the noise bylaw for an extra hour (until 9 p.m. weeknights and 8 p.m. Saturdays) to encourage continuing progress on key construction and housing projects;
  • Not enforcing penalties for late utility payments until Sept. 30; and
  • Taking action against unauthorized supply vendors operating without a business licence.

City Contacts

Coquitlam’s Economic Development Office can be reached at 604-927-3905 or email Economic Development.

Other contacts:

Be Informed

For up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 impacts to City facilities, programs, services and events:

Coquitlam residents and businesses are also encouraged to follow the City of Coquitlam on social media (Facebook and Twitter) and download the CoquitlamConnect mobile app for up-to-date City information.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

Small Business Week

Coquitlam Celebrates Small Businesses

Posted on: October 19, 2020

Town Centre Park Lake Loop Input

Posted on: October 14, 2020
Message From the Mayor Image

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 8, 2020

Posted on: October 8, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 2, 2020

Posted on: October 2, 2020


Posted on: October 2, 2020
Boy in spray park

Spray Pads Open Until Monday in Coquitlam

Posted on: September 30, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 25, 2020

Posted on: September 25, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 3, 2020

Posted on: September 3, 2020
Coquitlam Crunch

Stay Safe on the Trails in Bear Country

Posted on: September 3, 2020

Design Your Own 2021 Budget for Coquitlam

Posted on: September 1, 2020

Help Design the Future Sheffield Park

Posted on: August 28, 2020

Help Keep Bears Safe

Posted on: August 10, 2020

More New Patios Coming to Coquitlam

Posted on: July 20, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Sept. 28

Posted on: July 16, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - July 27

Posted on: July 15, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - July 6

Posted on: July 6, 2020

Town Centre Recycling Depot Reopens

Posted on: June 18, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - June 15

Posted on: June 15, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - June 1

Posted on: May 20, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Youth Week

Posted on: April 29, 2020

Open Letter to Our Community

Posted on: April 9, 2020

Message from The Mayor - April 2

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Message from the Mayor

Posted on: March 26, 2020

2020 Utility Payments are Due

Posted on: February 24, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Feb. 24

Posted on: February 12, 2020

Celebrate Family Day in Coquitlam

Posted on: February 3, 2020

Heavy Rain in the Forecast

Posted on: January 30, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Jan. 27

Posted on: January 15, 2020

Be Prepared for Snow

Posted on: January 8, 2020