Financial Supports in Response to COVID-19

Emergency Isolation Supports - Eligible working Albertans can receive a one-time emergency isolation support payment of $1,146 if they are required to self-isolate or are the sole caregiver of someone in self-isolation and they have no other source of pay or compensation.  To find out more about eligibility and to register see https://www.alberta.ca/emergency-isolation-support.aspx  

Government of Canada Introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit  - Financials supports for up to four months for those that have lost their income due to COVID-19.  Find out more at  https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/introduces-canada-emergency-response-benefit-to-help-workers-and-businesses.html

COVID-19 Supports for business and individuals - For more information on the variety of supports available for individuals and business see https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans.aspx

Looking at the layoffs?  Here is some helpful info to support you and your employees Thinking about Layoffs (this publication is dated however, general content is still relevant).  For further information and supports see  Alberta Employment Standards

Check out the Federal Work-share program - The Work-Sharing program is implementing temporary special measures to support employers and employees affected by the downturn in business caused by COVID-19. The new temporary special measures are available to employers impacted directly or indirectly by COVID-19. The measures allows for eligible employers to retain skilled employees and workers to remain employed during the temporary downturn in business due to COVID-19. The temporary special measures will: