More Alberta businesses go digital with investment from the Government of Canada
7 Mar 2022
Edmonton, Alberta – Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan)
Small businesses are the backbone of Alberta’s economy, representing 98% of all businesses in Alberta and accounting for high-quality jobs across the province. Yet, as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to more Canadians shopping online, only an estimated one-third of Alberta small businesses are equipped to sell online.
The Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada, and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, announced an investment of $3 million to help Alberta’s small businesses go digital through Business Link’s Digital Economy Program. This means more businesses can adapt to a changing commercial environment leading to increased economic opportunity and creating more jobs for Albertans.