COVID-19 Support and Resources

This pandemic has drastically changed the way that our society functions socially and economically and our BC Government is here to support you, whether it be financially through grants and emergency funding, socially through assisting via video calls, or culturally linking you into our amazing, world-class institutions online – we are here for you.

BC Vaccine Card

The BC Vaccine Card is no longer required to access businesses, events and services in B.C. Individual businesses and event organizers may continue to require proof of vaccination to enter their premises. It is important that we respect the choices of businesses, people and one another.

  • For more up-to-date information about the BC Vaccine Card, click here.
  • If you would like to obtain a BC Vaccine Card, click here to access Health Gateway. Have your Personal Health Number, date of birth and vaccination dates ready.

Federal Proof of Vaccination

For international travel or travel within Canada, a separate federal COVID-19 proof of vaccination document is required and the easiest way to show proof of vaccination. If you are leaving the country, check your destination to see what proofs of vaccination they accept. The easiest way to obtain this document is online through Health Gateway for free.

Avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada, regardless of your vaccination status.

Support Resources

Below are several support resources that are available if the pandemic has impacted you in any way. Consider subscribing to our newsletter to be notified for more resources.

Support for Individuals
B.C. Government’s support for individuals and families
The Burnaby Public Library’s Community Resource Guide
B.C. Government’s support for income and disability assistance
B.C. Government’s support for people with disabilities
Virtual Support for Mental Health during COVID-19
Support for Businesses
Economic supports for businesses
B.C. Government’s guide on supports for businesses
B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service
WorkBC’s resources during COVID-19
Canada Job Bank’s listings during COVID-19
Apply for income assistance
BC Public Service Jobs and Careers
WorkBC’s Job Postings
City of Burnaby’s Job Postings