Covid-19 Links and Up to Date Information

Employment Insurance is Changing!

As of September 27, 2020, there are some temporary changes to the EI program to help you access EI benefits. These changes will be in effect for 1 year. For more information check it out here:

Employment Insurance - Covid 19

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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

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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.  

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Other Supports for Albertans

  • Utility Payment Deferral
  • Student Loans Repayment Deferral
  • And others…

 https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans.aspx#toc-6

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BusinessLink

Resources for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19.

  • Financial Support
  • News & Media Releases
  • Mental Health Resources
  • And more…

https://businesslink.ca/covid-19/

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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.

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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.