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Weekly Update: October 2 – 8, 2020 Supports for Business Start Alberta Tech Awards Applications – open until Oct 11, 2020 The Start Alberta Tech Awards Applications close Oct 11. The third annual Start Alberta Tech Awards, which take place Nov 16, 2020, will showcase our community’s grit and determination by recognizing individuals and organizations…

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As the first step in Alberta Budget 2020, the province is extending its loan to the OWA by up to $100 million. This loan will bolster the association’s immediate reclamation efforts and generate up to 500 direct and indirect jobs in the oil services sector. “Today’s investment is part of our Blueprint for Jobs. This…

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On Thursday, February 27th the Alberta 2020 budget was released. It was coined the ‘Blueprint for Jobs’ and maintains the Alberta Government’s plan of balancing the budget by 2022. Here’s how it could impact your business: Business Development Finalizing the findings of the minimum wage expert panel to restore fairness to Alberta’s current minimum wage…

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On Sunday February 23, Teck Resources Ltd announced it would be withdrawing its application for the Teck Frontier Project. The announcement was unfortunate news for Albertans and unfortunate news for all Canadians. This project was set to create thousands of jobs and 70 billion dollars in revenue. The CEO of Teck Resources Ltd. addressed the…

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Do you have ideas on how to improve the rules for trucking and bus service companies? Make sure to complete the online survey by March 18th! As part of its review, government will also work directly with commercial trucking, bus and service companies to ensure the rules focus on safety while reducing red tape. The…

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Do you have ideas on how to make auto insurance in Alberta better? Let the provincial government know your thoughts until March 6th by taking this online survey. A three-member advisory committee has been appointed to lead the review into auto insurance costs. The following principles will guide the committee’s work: Fair, accessible and affordable…

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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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5 Day Solar Training Course Medicine Hat College, Hanna Learning Centre, the Town of Hanna and CWL Energy Management have partnered to offer this solar electric design and installation course in Hanna, Alberta, with the financial support of the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre’s Community Generation Capacity Building Program. PV101 is your gateway to a…

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Current continuing care legislation dates back to 1985 and includes six acts, six regulations and three standards. Currently, each stream of continuing care in Alberta – home care, supportive living and long-term care – is governed by its own legislation. In the coming months, Albertans and key stakeholders – including home care providers, facility operators…

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A new grant program is now available to help grain farmers upgrade their grain handling systems.  The Efficient Grain Dryer Program is funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and will help cover costs for eligible grain dryer improvements. Applicants will be able to choose equipment that makes sense for the size and volume of their…

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