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Alberta Biz Connect
Information from the Government of Alberta for businesses looking to re-open during Alberta's COVID-19 re-launch. Learn about business operations, guidelines, and how you can re-open while keeping employees and customers safe
Through the Canada Development Investment Corporation (CDEV), bridge financing will be available for larger companies with annual revenue of $300 million or higher who are seeking financing of $60 million or more.
Administered by Western Economic Diversification Canada, the fund provides support to those businesses who have been unable to access supports to date in order to continue their operations, including paying their employees, and prepare for a successful recovery.
This grant provides up to $20,000.00 to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that were ordered to close or reduce operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 30%, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Successful applicants can use the funding for retrofitting physical space to comply with COVID-19 guidelines, purchasing personal protective equipment and disinfecting supplies, replacing inventory, and paying rent and employee wages.
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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)
Businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities with lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a direct subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses from September 27, 2020, until June 2021. Applicants eligible for the base subsidy may also be eligible for lockdown support if your business location is significantly affected by a public health order for a week or more.
Payments have been deferred for customers of Alberta credit unions, Alberta utility customers, WCB premiums. The deadline for corporate tax payments and installment payments has been extended depending on your filing date.
This taxable benefit provides $1,000.00 for a 2-week period for employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and who cannot apply for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. You may apply up to a total of 13 eligibility periods (26 weeks) between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021, and must apply every two weeks.
This taxable benefit provides households $500.00 for a 1-week period for employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care. You may apply up to a total of 26 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021, and must apply each week.
This taxable benefit provides $500.00 for a 1-week period for employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they're sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19. You may apply up to a total of 2 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.
Eligible agricultural and horticultural businesses and services can apply for a grant to offset the costs of COVID-19 training and ensuring safety protocols are in place for new domestically-hired employees. Applications are expected to open soon.
Even while we are apart, we can all pitch in -- here's how:
A call to Canadian manufacturers and businesses
The Government of Canada is calling on Canadian manufacturers and businesses that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies. Support for re-tooling, scale-up and other needs is available.
Tailored to connect with businesses who are interested in supporting the COVID-19 response. If there is a requirement for a businesses’ product or service, that business will be contacted by a representative of the Government of Alberta.