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Daily Update: July 3, 2020 Supports for Business Additional temporary service reductions at select Canadian ports of entry Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is temporarily reducing service hours at additional land, air, and marine ports of entry (POE) in addition to deferring seasonal opening hours at select POEs. These COVID-19 related measures are temporary and…

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Daily Update: July 2, 2020 Supports for Business Government Announces Extension of Rent Relief Program for Small Businesses Today, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) will be extended by one month to cover eligible small business rents for July. In addition, to simplify the application process for all…

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Daily Update: June 30, 2020 Supports for Business City of Medicine Hat & Tourism Medicine Hat Launch #myMHsummer Campaign A partnership between the City of Medicine Hat, Invest Medicine Hat (IMH) and Tourism Medicine Hat is helping residents rediscover the city and celebrate beautiful staycation destinations right here in Medicine Hat. The campaign will target…

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Daily Update: June 29, 2020 Supports for Business Alberta’s Recovery Plan The province revealed their plan for economic recovery today which includes corporate tax relief, infrastructure spending and investment into diversification of the economy. Here are some details: Strategic infrastructure projects The government will launch a series of large-scale infrastructure projects this summer at a…

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Daily Update: 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…

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Daily Update: 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…

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Daily Update: 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…

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Daily Update: 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…

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Daily Update: 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 –…

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Daily COVID-19 Update: 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…

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