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Federal Election Update August 31, 2021 The Canadian Chamber of Commerce released its Election 2021 recommendations. Find out what it takes to grow through the priorities they have laid out for the next parliament. There are already several policy wins for the Chamber announced so far, such as support for the hardest hit sectors, investment…

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Weekly Update: August 20 – 27

Weekly Update: August 20 – August 27, 2021 Alberta Perspectives Hot Button Survey: Mandating Proof of Vaccinations  A number of provinces in Canada have implemented mandates to require proof of vaccination to access businesses providing non-essential services.  Many businesses in Alberta are expressing concerns about the issues surrounding the mandated proof of vaccinations, including implications…

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Weekly Update: July 24 – 30, 2021

Your Weekly Tune Up: July 24 – 30, 2021 Adapted COVID-19 Measures in Alberta Changes effectively July 29 include:  Quarantine for close contacts will shift from mandatory to recommended. All positive cases will continue to be notified. Contact tracer will no longer notify close contacts of exposure. Outbreak management and identification will focus on high-risk…

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Weekly Update: June 19 – 25, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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