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COVID-19

COVID-19 RESOURCES

This is an unprecedented time in the world and our business community.

We know our communities, employees, and business partners are receiving and reacting to new information day-to-day and dealing with significant uncertainty. We feel it too. We want you to know that we are here for our region and working rigorously to provide support in any way that we can.

We are monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are committed to offering up-to-date information. This list of resources is meant to support you in making informed decisions for your business. This information is not intended to replace the valuable and timely updates provided by all levels of government across Canada.

FEDERAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The Government of Canada has created a comprehensive site for information as part of the nation's Covid-19 Economic Response Plan. READ MORE...

The Government of Canada is regularly updating this information and announcing new programs and supports for businesses and employees. It is strongly encouraged that you visit their site regularly and watch for updates. 

 


The Government of Canada has announced a Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) to support financing through the Business Development Bank of Canada and Export Development Canada (EDC).

Export Development Canada

Export Development Canada can help Canadian exporters access capital, secure financing, and grow their capital. With a suite of financial and insurance solutions, get expert insights and trade information.

Business Development Bank of Canada

Business Development Bank of Canada offers tailored solutions to help entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19. Their programs include the Small Business Loan, Working Capital Loan, and Purchase Order Financing.

PROVINCIAL FINANCIAL AND OTHER SUPPORTS


The Alberta government will provide immediate funding and supportive measures to support local businesses, employers and employees. READ MORE...

SELF EMPLOYED AND CONTRACTORS

Provincially, the Alberta COVID-19 Emergency Income Support Program. Must sign up BEFORE April 1. READ MORE...

Federally, the Emergency Care Benefit will provide up to $900 bi-weekly, for up to 15 weeks. Application for the Benefit will be available in April 2020, and require Canadians to attest that they meet the eligibility requirements. They will need to re-attest every two weeks to reconfirm their eligibility. To apply for the Benefit:

  1. Access via CRA My Account secure portal;
  2. Access from secure My Service Canada Account; or
  3. Call toll free number equipped with an automated application process 1-833-381-2725.

The Emergency Support Benefit has been allocated $5.0 billion to provide support to workers who are not eligible for EI and who are facing unemployment. READ MORE...

SUPPORTING EMPLOYEES

The Government of Canada has announced a a number of measures to support employees. The one-week waiting period for Employment Insurance sickness benefits have been waived and new enhancements to the Work-Sharing Program have been introduced.

The Province of Alberta has information on their Emergency Financial Assistance program for unexpected emergencies. This is available through the Emergency Needs Allowance.

The Province of Alberta has information for employees impacted by Covid-19 including how to access programs and better understand the services available to them.

PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS

It's important for Edmonton Metropolitan Region businesses to have contingency plans in place to manage potential risk. A number of organizations have developed helpful and comprehensive guides to help you prepare.

The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is also an excellent source for Covid-19 preparedness information. READ MORE...

 

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has created a guide to help businesses prepare for, and manage through, a potential COVID-19 escalation in Canada.

The Business Development Bank of Canada has created a toolkit of templates to help businesses minimize the risk that an emergency poses to operations and bottom line.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help small business owners prepare for a potential crisis.

The World Health Organization has created a guide to getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 with tips on preventing the spread and managing risks when organizing meetings and events.

RELIABLE UPDATES

As business leaders, it's our collective responsibility to continue to monitor developments around COVID-19. We encourage you to scan the following official sources to keep up to date.

SUPPORT LINES

There are a number of support lines that have been set up to get more information.

1-888-234-2232

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has helpline for all business owners with advice on managing COVID-19 situations in the workplace. To talk to an expert, call their support line.

1-833-784-4397

For more general information on COVID-19, the Government of Canada has created a frequently asked questions page. For additional questions, you can call their support line.

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