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Government of Alberta
Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy | A safely staged COVID-19 recovery plan to relaunch the economy
Stage 1 Information for Businesses
Alberta Biz Connect | Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely
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Workplace Guidance for Business Owners | Guidance for businesses re-opening or continuing operations in Alberta after May 4

ABTraceTogether | Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 with the ABTraceTogether mobile app

COVID-19 info for Albertans | Actions to protect Albertans and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus

Financial Assistance for Albertans | Immediate financial assistance to Albertans affected by the COVID-19 crisis

Workplace Guidance for Business Owners | developed to support businesses (excluding health care settings) still permitted to operate by Order
07-2020 in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among workers, volunteers and patrons.

Essential Services | Businesses currently permitted to provide services at locations accessible to the public.

Emergency Isolation Support | Financial support for working Albertans who are experiencing a loss of income resulting from self-isolation due to COVID-19

Alberta Employment Standards Rules | Laws for minimum wage, overtime, holidays, job-protected leaves, vacations, hours of work, earnings, youth workers and termination.

Special Notice: Deferral of Tourism Levy Remittances | Tourism levy special notice Vol. 7 No. 9 : deferral of tourism levy remittances

Government of Canada

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) | Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) will provide eligible small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an interest-free repayable contribution of up to $40,000 to help alleviate financial hardship resulting from COVID-19.

Find Out if You’re Eligible

COVID-19: WD support for western Canadian businesses | Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is taking action to support small and medium-sized businesses.

COVID-19 Supports for your Business | Find provincial and federal COVID-19 supports, and other programs and services

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan | Support for Canadians and Businesses

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) | The Fund aims to help western Canadian businesses cope with the financial hardship resulting from COVID-19.

COVID-19: First Nations Community Guide on Accessing Additional Supports | Covid-19 specific funding, supports, and resources

Support for Indigenous Businesses | $306.8 million in funding announced for small and medium-sized Indigenous businesses, and Aboriginal Financial Institutions

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy | As a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to June 6, 2020.

Additional Support for Canadian Businesses from the Economic Impact of COVID-19 | Measures part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Trade Commissioner – Resources for Canadian Businesses | Contains relevant and important information for businesses navigating challenges and uncertainty in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy | 75 per cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to March 15, 2020.

COVID-19: Changes to Canadian taxes and benefits | Updates on changes to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) services, due dates and programs affected by the pandemic.

Employment Insurance (EI) and Sickness Benefits | The one-week waiting period for EI sickness benefits will be waived for new claimants who are quarantined so they can be paid for the first week of their claim.

Changes to Taxes and Benefits | Deferral of GST/HST Tax Remittances (COVID-19 Measures)

Support to Businesses | Extending the Work-Sharing program, providing small businesses with wage subsidies, Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)

CRA My Business Account | Setting up your My Business Account

Canada’s Student Wage Subsidy Programs | SWPP Wage Subsidy Partner’s that have relaxed employer and student eligibility

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