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Your Weekly Tune Up: June 19-25, 2021 Alberta 2030: Expanding Apprenticeship Education Alberta’s government is inviting post-secondary institutions and industry groups to collaborate and submit proposals for new certificate and diploma programs that provide a majority of education through paid on-the-job mentorship. Approved program proposals will qualify for grant funding to support program design and…

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Weekly Update: May 14 – May 31, 2021 Supports for Business Open for Summer Plan Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan is a three-stage road map to lifting health restrictions and safely getting back to normal as vaccine targets are met. Based on current numbers, the province will enter Stage 1 on June 1.  As of…

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Weekly Update: April 23 – 29, 2021 Supports for Business ICYMI: SMERG – Spring payment portal is now open The application portal for the third Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG) is open! SMERG offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives and non-profit organizations with fewer than 500 employees that have faced restrictions or…

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Weekly Update: April 9 – 15, 2021 Supports for Business Alberta’s government is expanding the small business relaunch grant The Alberta government is offering small businesses affected by the most recent public health orders another payment of up to $10,000 from the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. Alberta businesses affected by the latest public…

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Weekly Update: April 1 – 8, 2021 Supports for Business Step 1 Restrictions in place again Additional restrictions were announced on Tuesday, April 6th. Effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 6, updated mandatory health measures go into effect for retail, fitness and performance activities. Effective at noon on Friday, April 9, restaurants will be restricted…

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Weekly Update: March 19 – 25, 2021 Supports for Business Extension of Canada Emergency Business Account to Help Small Businesses The federal government announced that the deadline for new Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) applications has been extended from March 31 to June 30, 2021. This deadline extension applies to any new applications for CEBA…

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Weekly Update: February 19 – 25, 2021 Supports for Business Innovation Employment Grant The Innovation Employment Grant opened in January, but is delivered through the corporate tax system and does not follow a formal application process. Eligible corporations will be able to claim the grant when they file their annual corporate tax returns. See How to…

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Weekly Update: February 12 – 18, 2021 Supports for Business Additional COVID-19 Support for Alberta Small Business Businesses that can demonstrate a revenue reduction of 60 per cent or more will be eligible to receive 15 percent of their monthly revenue, up to a maximum of $10,000 under the Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit. This benefit…

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Advocacy in Action We had the benefit of being part of a number of meetings and presentations during the week of February 8-12 to continue to move our collective objectives forward. This included a presentation on Alberta’s Public Trust in Agriculture, a presentation and Q & A with Restaurants Canada, a meeting and Q &…

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What we learned at the Business Town Hall with the Government of Alberta A province-wide telephone town hall was held on February 3rd hosted by Premier Kenney, Dr. Deena Hinshaw – Chief Medical Officer of Health, Martin Long – Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism and Doug Schweitzer – Minister of Jobs, Economy and…

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