COVID-19 Business Resources

We're all in this together

The City of Fort St. John has compiled a list of resources to help businesses access current and accurate information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, contact Jennifer Decker, Manager of Economic Development at 250-794-3328 or

Temporary Outdoor Patio and Retail Program

The City of Fort St. John continues to support businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing a simple, free and streamlined request process to increase outdoor patio and retail areas on a temporary basis. These expanded outdoor areas have helped businesses maximize operations while maintaining social distancing and other Public Health Orders for their customers. This program has been extended until September 30, 2022.

Request Forms

Reliable Sources of Information

Resource List

City Updates

Federal Resources

Provincial Resources

Tax, Banking, Insurance, and Utilities Resources

Funding Resources

Shop Local Initiatives

Non-profit Specific Resources

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of communities around the world, the City of Fort St. John recognizes the critical nature of our local Non-Profit Organizations for the health and well-being of our community.

With that in mind, the City has secured the services of Strategic Dynamics Inc. to provide strategic guidance during this rapidly changing environment. To access these services, please email

Sector Specific Resources

Additional Resources