COVID-19: Economic Relief Measures Announced to Date

  • For more information, see the Government of Alberta’s news release of July 9, 2020.[284]

  • Job Creation Through Highway 3 Twinning Project

    • The Government of Alberta announced a twinning highway project which will support 755 jobs and will drive economic recovery and diversification in Southern Alberta.
    • For more information, see the Government of Alberta’s news release of July 2, 2020[285]

    Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant

    • The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that faced restrictions or closures from public health orders, and experienced a revenue loss of at least 50 per cent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible job creators can apply for up to $5,000 through this program.
    • For more information, see the Government of Alberta’s news release of June 29, 2020.[286]

    Relaunch supports and commercial tenancy measures

    • The Government of Alberta announced $200 million in funding for eligible businesses and non-profits to access up to $5,000 to offset a portion of their relaunch costs.

    • Moreover, the Government of Alberta is planning further measures including legislation to ensure commercial tenants will not face rent increases or be evicted for non-payment of rent due to the COVID-19.

    • For more information, see the Government of Alberta’s news release of June 5, 2020.[287]

    Support for beekeepers

    • The Government of Alberta announced a new Canadian Agricultural Partnership program that will include up to $1 million to help beekeepers offset the costs of increased colony replacements due to COVID-19. The program will be available this summer and will be retroactive to cover the issues faced in the spring.

    • For more information, see the Government of Alberta’s news release of June 5, 2020.[288]

    Support for senior housing facilities projects

    • The Government of Alberta is providing $26 million to support 82 new capital maintenance and renewal projects for senior housing facilities.
    • For more information, see the Government of Alberta’s news release of May 26, 2020.[289]

    Tax support for tourism industry

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