COVID-19 Business Resources
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.
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.
To find out if you're eligible and to complete an application for the BES/SES, please reach out to the Battle River Innovation Centres at:
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.
BDC – BDC has a variety of financial tools to support businesses through COVID-19.
ATB – current clients can apply for loan deferrals, lines of credits, and more.
Support for Farmers
Tax Related Supports
Alberta – Corporate income tax balances and instalment payments can be deferred.
self-employed individuals, to defer payments of the Goods and Services Tax / Harmonized
Sales Tax (GST/HST), as well as customs duties owing on imports.
defer WCB premium payments.
electricity and natural gas bill payments
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.