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COVID-19 rent and property expense support for businesses
Subsidies exist to cover part of commercial rent or property expenses.
Depending on the period you are applying for, you may be eligible to claim commercial rent or property expenses through one of the following: Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program, or the Hardest-Hit Businesses Recovery Program.
Subsidies exist to cover part of employees' wages and hiring.
For each applicable claim period, eligible employers can claim one of the following, whichever gives the highest amount: Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program, Hardest-Hit Businesses Recovery Program, Canada Recovery Hiring Program, and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.
The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit provides $300.00 a week to eligible workers who are unable to work due to a temporary local lockdown anytime between October 24, 2021 and May 7, 2022. Applications open as soon as the federal government declares Alberta a lockdown region.
This taxable benefit provides support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are 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. Applicants can receive $500.00 before for a 1-week period, and can apply for up to a total of 6 weeks between September 27, 2020 and May 7, 2022.
Full and part-time employees can now take 14 days of unpaid job-protected leave if they are required to self-isolate, or caring for a child or dependent adult that is required to self-isolate. Employees are also provided three (3) hours of paid time to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
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.
Apply for either the Grow Your Business Online grant or the Boost Your Business Technology grant for funding that will help you adopt digital technologies, take advantage of e-commerce opportunities and create a plan for your businesses' digital needs.
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.
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Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)
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 October 23, 2021, and must apply each week.
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.