The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program is designed to help business owners with this issue. The program will cover 75% of commercial rent for the period of April (retroactive), May and June.
Alternatively, speak to your financial institution about accessing the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA).
This $25 billion program provides interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced, due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Regarding personal rent, the B.C. government has introduced the BC Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS) Program, a support that offers a temporary rent supplement to residential renters of up to $500 per month, paid directly to landlords.