Financial Support

Helping protect employers and employees

Support from the Government of Alberta

The Alberta Government's Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG) has been reopened for a new payment to businesses affected by the April 2021 public health orders. The grant offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives and non-profit organizations with fewer than 500 employees that have faced restrictions or closures due to COVID-related public health orders, and have experienced revenue losses of at least 30 per cent. Hotels, taxis and ride-sharing services are also now eligible for this payment. 

Eligible organizations will receive a payment of up to $10,000. Funds can be used to help offset a portion of the impact of new public health measures or relaunch costs.

This updated Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant program replaces the previously announced Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit. 

Application intake for the program is extended until June 30, 2021 with a budget of $350 million. 

Details on the program including funding and eligibility is available at Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant

Support from the Government of Canada

The Government of Canada is supporting Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Learn more about support programs for businesses here

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) 

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) 

Other Financial Resources


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Last edited: May 27, 2021