COVID-19 Resources

To support businesses through this the COVID-19 recovery period, we have compiled a list of resources, making it as easy as possible for you to access the help that you need. We will make every effort to provide the most current and relevant information available. 

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Financial Support:

Tourism & Hospitality Recovery Program

Provides support to hotels, travel agencies, restaurants, and others with a subsidy rate of up to 75%. 

Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program

Provides support for businesses that have faced deep losses, with a subsidy rate of up to 50%. 

Canada Digital Adoption Program

Grants to help small and medium-sized businesses accelerate their digital transformation to fuel economic recovery. 

Jobs and Growth Fund

Supports regional job creation and positions local economies for long-term growth.

Tourism Relief Fund

Funding to help tourism businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and Indigenous businesses adapt their operations to meet public health requirements while investing in products and services to facilitate their future growth.

Local Lockdown Program

Expanded to include employers subject to capacity-limiting restrictions of 50% or more and reduce current-month revenue decline threshold requirements to 25%.

Worker Lockdown Benefit

Expanded to include workers in regions where provincial or territorial governments have introduced capacity-limiting restrictions of 50% or more.

Innovation Employment Grant

A grant of up to 20% towards qualifying research and development expenditures.


Support Resources:

Digital Economy Program

Free services for businesses, such as: advertisements & analytics, social media, website content, and SEO management. 

CyberSecure Canada

A cybersecurity certification program for small and medium-sized organizations.

ShopHERE Program

Free 1:1 assistance for businesses with 0 to 49 employees to help them create their online stores at no cost.

Alberta Biz Connect

A website to help business reopen during COVID-19. Includes a red tape reduction form where you can share your ideas.

Step-By-Step Interactive Tool

A guide to help businesses navigate government resources best suited to their needs


Keeping You Informed:

Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Helping business and individuals through the COVID-19 outbreak.

ESRI Canada Outbreak at-a-glance

Access at-a-glance information about the COVID-19 pandemic across all provinces.

Government of Canada - Updates

Self-assessment, prevention, risk, symptoms, treatment, and more.  Supports for business and individuals.

Edmonton International Airport COVID-19

Travel restrictions and other important travel-related information.