COVID19 Resources – Personal & Business

General Information:

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

Personal:

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.
Emergency Care Benefit (launching April 2020)
  • 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)

Business Resources:

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