Many fear future COVID-19 outbreaks could renew closures and interruptions.
Frustration over confusing messages, staggered deadlines for financial and rent support, and a lack of clarity around COVID-19 support systems.
Small business owners face significant barriers hiring or recalling staff as they return to work.
Latest survey shows many regional and sectoral differences remain and some sectors.
Thirty-nine per cent of reporting manufacturing firms identified business health as bad.
Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick lead the way with companies fully open.
39% of manufacturers describe the general state of their business health as bad.
Smallest businesses with payrolls under $50,000 are not eligible for the support.
Only 5% foresee adding on full-time staff in the next three months, 63% say they will have to cut back.
Will be in the field this week and collect data on how businesses are currently coping with COVID-19.
CFIB Business Barometer tumbles 29 points to historic low in March.
A quarter say they won’t survive a month with a big drop in income.
Following national trend but below the Canadian average, skills shortage still top constraint.
Survey says companies have lost an average of $60,000 since the start of the disruptions.
Study shows more than 75% of SMEs have had difficulty hiring workers over the past five years due to skills and labour needs.