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Daily Update: June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020

Supports for Business Expanded CEBA Now Partially Available After a week’s delay, the expanded Canada Emergency Business Account loan program is now available; however, only if you bank with one of Canada’s six largest banks. The CEBA expansion will be available from more lenders over the coming weeks. To apply for a CEBA contact your…

Daily Update: June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020

Supports for Business Fall Funding for Startups and SMEs now available through Venture for Canada Employer and student applications are now for our Fall 2020 hiring period! Work-from-home internships are welcome, and employers can identify an eligible from their own network or hire from our pre-vetted candidate pool. The Program Info Guide has everything you…

Daily Update: June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

Supports for Business The Big Spend On July 25, make a purchase from a local small business, add your name to the big spend list, and share on social using #TheBigSpend. Find out more information about this initiative and promotional materials.  Investing in Net-Zero Energy Residential Buildings Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment…

Business Beat: Local First – Building our Business Ecosystem through Recovery

June 24, 2020

Almost 98% of businesses in Canada and within Alberta are small businesses with approximately 76% of Canadians employed by private sector businesses. In the southeast Alberta Palliser region, we have 4700 businesses with 96.5% of those being small businesses. When you factor in our agricultural businesses, that adds an additional 3,100+ farms to the business…

Daily Update: June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020

Supports for Business Federal Government Extends Time Periods Given To Employers To Recall Employees Laid Off Due To COVID-19  The government announced today an extension on a temporary layoff. Prior to these changes, employers could temporarily layoff their employees for up to three months if no notice with a recall date was provided or for…

Daily Update: June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

Supports for Business Travel Alberta announces $17 million investment to help restart Alberta’s tourism industry Three new federal and provincial funding programs for Alberta destination management organizations and tourism businesses are addressing key areas of need, as identified in a recent Travel Alberta industry COVID-19 impact survey: $4 million – Alberta Destination Management Organization (DMO)…

Daily COVID-19 Update: June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020

Supports for Business Applications For Expanded Canada Emergency Business Accounts (CEBA) Are NOT Available Today Please note that the applications for the CEBA expansion, which the government had indicated would become available today, are in fact not available. The Finance Minister tweeted the news late Thursday, indicating the government is working to launch as quickly…

Daily COVID-19 Update: June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020

Supports for Business Helping Overnight Camps Prepare for 2021 These camps have been affected in a unique way due to the COVID-19 pandemic, losing revenue while incurring ongoing overhead costs such as insurance, security systems and utilities to maintain facilities and prevent damage. Under the Overnight Camps (for Children and Youth) Facility Overhead Funding Program,…

Daily COVID-19 Update: June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

Supports for Business Minister of Finance to present an Economic and Fiscal Snapshot Finance Minister Bill Morneau will present an Economic and Fiscal Snapshot on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The snapshot will provide information on the current state of the economy and the Government of Canada’s response to support Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details…

Business Beat: Action for Accessing Financial Capital

June 17, 2020

Show me the money! That was the name of a webinar event recently put on by Alberta Innovates, where over 700 people attended from across the province. Access to financial capital is obviously a popular topic for Alberta businesses and our area is no different. In the fall of 2019, a total of 476 local…


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