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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: March 12-18, 2021 Supports for Business Applications for city development incentives to open this week Invest Medicine Hat and the City of Medicine Hat will begin accepting applications for the development incentive program starting on Wednesday, March 17 at 8 a.m. The City of Medicine Hat encourages development and redevelopment in the City…

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Weekly Update: March 5-11, 2021 Supports for Business Alberta moves into full Step 2 of Path Forward Albertans can now enjoy reduced public health restrictions while strong measures remain in place to protect hospitals and limit the spread of COVID-19. Completing Step 2 of Alberta’s Path Forward, updated health measures are now in place for…

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Five Ways to Streamline Your Energy Savings for Business Program Application View these five tips on how to successfully submit an application: Submit complete applications for quicker approvals This program is designed to help Alberta businesses make investments in energy-saving technologies. The review process is designed to ensure that the funds are dispersed as quickly…

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Weekly Update: February 26 – March 4, 2021 Supports for Business Modifications for Indoor Fitness in Step 2 of Alberta’s Path Forward  Effective immediately, updated health measures are in place for indoor fitness including: Unsupervised low intensity individual and group exercises are now allowed by appointment only. Mandatory physical distance of three metres is required…

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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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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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Weekly Update: January 29 – February 4, 2021 Supports for Business Alberta begins Step 1 of plan to ease restrictions Step 1 of Alberta’s four-step framework to ease restrictions is underway as pressure eases on the health system and hospitalizations remain below 600. School-related and limited indoor and outdoor children’s sport and performance activities, one-on-one…

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