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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 program uses forgivable loans to reduce rent by 75 percent. A tenant is responsible for covering 25 percent, the property owner 25 percent, and the federal government and provinces would share the remaining 50 percent.
Payments have been deferred for customers of Alberta credit unions and Alberta utility customers. The deadline for corporate tax payments and installment payments has been extended until August 31, 2020.
This taxable benefit provides support to students and new graduates not eligible for the CERB. The CESB provides $1,250 per month for eligible students or $2,000 per month for eligible students with dependents or disabilities. The benefit is available from May to August 2020.
The CSSG provides students with one-time grants ranging between $1,000.00 and $5,000.00 depending on the amount of volunteer hours completed. Both recent graduates and those who are enrolled in post-secondary education are eligible for the CSSG, as well students currently receiving the Canada Emergency Student Benefit.
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.