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Your business and COVID-19 in Alberta

We’re here to help

To help you navigate these challenging times, this page provides information on pandemic-related restrictions, support measures, government services, and useful CFIB resources for Alberta. You’ll also learn how CFIB is fighting for your business.

Update:

March 1, 2022 - As of March 1, 2022 Alberta has removed all COVID-19 restrictions across the province including indoor masking and capacity restrictions. The following restrictions remain: 

  • COVID-19 specific measures in continuing care and AHS facilities and on public transit
  • Isolation is still legally required for people who have COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive 

 

Click here for more information about public health measures. 

 

Help us amplify your voice for better support

To get through the pandemic and its impacts, your business will need better and more flexible help from the government of Alberta. Join the fight for greater relief.

Use our operational plan template

Protecting your staff, customers, and business is a top priority, so we’ve put together an operational plan template to help you do just that. With tips for best practices, advice on meeting provincial compliance requirements, and links to downloadable COVID-19 resources, the plan is clear, concise, and easy to tailor to your needs.

Public health measures & restrictions

PPE/OHS/Mental health

Employee management

Financial relief & government support

What CFIB is doing in Alberta

What we’ve achieved
  • Expansion of the Alberta SME Relaunch Grant
    • Expansion from $5,000 to $30,000 
    • Grant available to new businesses and sole proprietors
    • Application deadline extended to June 30, 2021
  • Reopening plan for small businesses
  • A training and wage subsidy program to help businesses hire workers 
  • Tourism levy deferral extended to June 30, 2022
  • Education property tax freeze for two years
  • Extension of the COVID-19 temporary layoff period from 120 days to 180 days
  • WCB premium deferrals and 50% rebate in 2020
  • Commercial eviction protection for businesses that was retroactive to March 17, 2020 and in place until August 31, 2020
  • COVID-19 grant programs in Calgary and Edmonton
  • Extension of temporary patio relief for Alberta's largest municipalities into 2021
What we’re asking for
  • Re-open the SME Relaunch Grant to businesses affected by the September 2021 restrictions and public health orders 
  • Financially support businesses in the Business Restriction Exemption Program
  • Allow businesses to access rounds 1 & 2 of the SME Relaunch Grant
  • Postpone any new taxes or cost increases set to happen in 2021
  • To re-introduce commercial eviction protection legislation to last until the province is well past its reopening plan 

Learn more on how CFIB is fighting for better relief at the federal level.

Additional resources

Visit our COVID-19 Help Centre

Our primary concern at CFIB is making sure you have the support you need to get through this uncertain and challenging time. We provide you with expert advice and ensure that you have all of the latest information on government announcements and available support.