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Daily COVID 19 Update: March 27, 2020

March 28, 2020

Supports for Business Wage Subsidy for Employers A major change was announced today by the Prime Minister in his daily press conference. The previously announced 10% wage subsidy has been increased to 75% to help small businesses keep operating and retain their employees.  This 75 per cent wage subsidy for qualifying businesses is for up…

Daily COVID-19 Update: March 26, 2020

March 27, 2020

Supports for Business Export Development Canada and Business Development Bank of Canada The Business Credit Availability Program (BBCAP) through EDC and BDC allows both of these crown corporations to expand their programming to collaborate with private lenders for delivery of this program.  The program provides: Working capital loans of up to $2 million with flexible…

Daily COVID-19 Update: March 25, 2020

March 26, 2020

Supports for Individuals Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). This taxable benefit would provide $2,000 a month for up to four months for workers who lose their income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CERB combines the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit. Who is eligible? Canadians who have lost their…

Federal Government Establishes a $1 Billion COVID-19 Response Fund

March 12, 2020

If you suspect you have COVID-19, call 811 before visiting any medical services. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today outlined Canada’s whole-of-government response to COVID-19, by establishing a more than $1 billion COVID-19 Response Fund. This comprehensive approach includes measures already underway to respond to the outbreak, as well as new investments to limit the…

CityView Electronic Permit System Advisory

March 12, 2020

As part of an ongoing Corporate Initiative to enhance service to our residents and customers, Planning & Development Services (P&DS) has recently completed the new CityView Electronic Permit System (EPS). This new EPS will unite two older legacy systems (Permit Tracking and Business License) which have been in place since approximately 2005. These old legacy…

Business Beat: What is Machine Learning?

March 11, 2020

If you’ve ever Googled machine learning (ML), you’ll notice that your list of articles will include in-depth discussions about algorithms, articles about the different types of ML (i.e. artificial intelligence (AI), ML and/or deep learning (DL)), several articles on what computer languages you should learn to work in the ML industry and then there are…

Scholarships Available to Elevate Your Export Ready Experiences and Products

March 11, 2020

Travel Alberta’s Canada’s West Marketplace Scholarship Program supports Alberta-based tourism businesses offering export-ready products or services by providing financial support and coaching to attend the annual Canada’s West Marketplace. We encourage export-ready, Alberta-based tourism operators to review the criteria to see if this program can help you grow your business. CWM SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES Scholars qualify for Travel Alberta investment for…

New Member: Baba Cluck

March 9, 2020

Construction is rapidly underway in the vacant bay beside the South Country Coop Gas Convenience store in Redcliff and in a month’s time, a new, unique business will open its door to Redcliff, Medicine Hat and area. BABA CLUCK INC is a novel concept bringing unique Comfort Eats and new job creation to the region.…

New Member: IFix Technology

March 6, 2020

iFIX Technology holds a long-lasting reputation with Medicine Hat as a one-stop-shop for all your tech needs. Our team eats, sleeps, and breathes technology; so for anything techy, we are here to help. Whether you need something fixed, replaced, or simply just have some questions or need technical support, we have it all. We offer…

Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Will Help Young People Get Jobs

March 5, 2020

Canada’s future depends on our young people being able to get the good, well-paying jobs they need to succeed. Creating more opportunities for young people to gain valuable skills and experience will strengthen our economy and help build a Canada where no one is left behind. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced an investment…

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