A number of business and industry focused organizations are being proactive in posting information and resources primarily targeted at the needs of business.
Some of these resources are documented below. For a complete list of COVID-19 resources available, please click the Resource Inventory button.
As the province is looking to “relaunch”, the Government of Alberta has put together their Relaunch strategy, which is supplemented with the Alberta Biz Connect and Alberta Health Services (AHS) resources for information for businesses on how to safely relaunch their business operations.
- Business Coaching & Consulting provides direct one-on-one expert business coaches and consultants to support your business on a variety of needs and challenges. If you’re interested in working with some local business experts, please reach out to your respective Region’s Economic Development Officer to find out more!
- The Business Enhancement Support (BES) focuses on businesses whom self-identify a need/opportunity that requires support. This support is to enhance a business’s ability to carry out projects that boost their ability to be successful.
- The Skills Enhancement Support (SES) provides supports to allow businesses to invest in their current staff, in order to build capacity within their business as well as their community.
Access to Credit
support through the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development
Canada Emergency Business Account – this program can provide interest-free loans to small businesses and not for profits.
Loan Guarantee for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises – EDC is working with various financial institutions to issue new operating credit and cash flow term loans.
Co-Lending Program for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises – BDC is working with various financial institutions to co-lend term loans for operational cash flow needs.
Support for Farmers
Alberta – Corporate income tax balances and instalment payments can be deferred.
New information and a continued evolution of services specific to businesses will continue to evolve over the foreseeable future. We will endeavour to post links to additional resources as they become available.
*The informational resources provided are intended to support greater ease of access to already available information and is not intended as legal advice.