We recommend that you use the Government of Alberta website for all up to date information concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. Please see the following links:
Government of Alberta
Alberta Health Services
Government of Canada
World Health Organization
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months to:
- Workers who must stop working due to COVID-19 and do not have access to paid leave or other income support.
- Workers who are sick, quarantined, or taking care of someone who is sick with COVID-19.
- Working parents who must stay home without pay to care for children that are sick or need additional care because of school and daycare closures.
- Workers who still have their employment but are not being paid because there is currently not sufficient work and their employer has asked them not to come to work.
- Wage earners and self-employed individuals, including contract workers, who would not otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance.
Important information for workers who have lost their jobs or are unable to work:
- Workers should continue to apply for Employment Insurance benefits.
- Individuals who have already applied for Employment Insurance will be automatically enrolled for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
- The Canada Emergency Response Benefit will be accessible through a secure web portal starting in early April. Applicants will also be able to apply via an automated telephone line or via a toll-free number.
- Visit the Canada Revenue Agency website for additional information on how the Canada Emergency Response Benefit will help workers.
Other Supports for Albertans
Utility Payment Deferral
- Student Loans Repayment Deferral
- And others…
Resources for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19.
- Financial Support
- News & Media Releases
- Mental Health Resources
- And more…
Alberta Biz Connect
Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely. As businesses prepare to reopen as part of Alberta's relaunch strategy, resources are available to help keep you, your staff, and your customers safe.
Self-isolation does not mean you are alone. If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, help is available.
Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.
Call 310-1818 to get help anonymously, 24-hours a day in over 170 languages.
Visit alberta.ca/family-violence-find-supports.aspx to find information on supports and services in your area.