COVID19 Resources – Personal & Business
The unfortunate reality of today is a lot of people are losing shifts, being laid off, etc because of COVID-19. If you require financial assistance at this time, you can find information below on ways the Federal Government is trying to help you through these tough times.
Dedicated EI Phone Line: 1-833-381-2725
Government of Canada Website Resources:
- COVID-19 updates
Current cases, risk to Canadians, monitoring, news and updates
- Prevention and risk
Social distancing, self-isolation, hygiene, how COVID-19 spreads, infection risks, false claims
- Symptoms and treatment
Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, about coronaviruses
- Being prepared
Planning, prescriptions, essentials, caring for those who are ill, communication
- Travel advice
Travel advisories, returning travellers, safety abroad
- Canada’s response
Economic and financial support, Government of Canada’s actions, Canadian collaboration
Federal government programs
Albertans may also be eligible for financial supports through the federal government:
- Provides up to 15 weeks of income replacement for eligible Albertans who are unable to work due to illness, injury or quarantine (self-isolation).
- One-week waiting period is waived for people in self-isolation.
- Provides up to 15 weeks of $900 bi-weekly payments to workers without paid sick leave (or similar workplace accommodation) who are sick, quarantined or forced to stay home to care for children.
- Eligible parents will receive $300 more per child with their regular May CCB payment.
- Provides low- and modest-income Albertans with a one-time special payment in May of up to $400 for single people and $600 for couples.
- The required minimum withdrawal from Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) will be reduced by 25% in 2020 in recognition of the impact of volatile market conditions on many seniors’ retirement savings.
- Protecting Alberta’s families and economies (March 18, 2020)