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Weekly Update: September 11 – 17, 2020 Supports for Business Alberta’s Investment and Growth Strategy (IGS)  A government-wide strategy will create jobs and drive investment and diversification in Alberta, while a new consultation will modernize intellectual property in the province. Alberta’s Investment and Growth Strategy (IGS) is a $75-million initiative led by the Ministry of…

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Weekly Update: September 4 – 10, 2020 Supports for Business Government Announces Extension of Rent Relief for Small Businesses Today the Government of Canada announced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program will be extended for the month of September. The government also announced this will be the final extension for the CECRA program.…

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Business Beat: Shaking the Money Trees COVID-19 has made accessing capital very difficult for businesses. In response, provincial and federal governments released different stimulus packages including grants. The last few months I have gone through countless programs and there definitely are many options out there. Grants can be a great resource in times of economic…

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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…

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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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Canadians expect their government to take ambitious action to protect our environment, while growing our economy and creating new jobs and opportunities for workers and businesses. To do this, we must support measures to accelerate Canada’s clean energy transition and help our businesses adopt the sustainable technologies of the future. Today, at the global mineral…

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Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. It will award $1.5 million in funding this year. The application deadline is March 31, 2020 and FCC will announce the selected projects in August. For the past 16 years, FCC has awarded rural community groups…

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Work-Sharing (WS) is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. The measure provides income support to employees eligible for Employment Insurance benefits who work a temporarily reduced work week while…

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This program will assist employment-ready job seekers to update their workplace skills and experience to gain full-time employment. Through On-the-Job Training or Paid Work Experience, Being Human Services will help connect employers with willing workers. Once Being Human Services has matched job seekers to employers, they will assist both parties through the steps required to fill the gaps…

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Alberta Innovates is offering are vouchers to eligible businesses and start-ups. Use these funds to assist with all of the stages of the technology development life cycle. This can include intellectual property assessments, industry development, design, engineering, prototype development, product testing, research and even regulatory approval. Alberta Innovation Vouchers These vouchers are for Alberta’s small-…

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