Financial Support

Helping protect employers and employees

Support from the Government of Alberta

Announced April 13, 2021: The Alberta Government is offereing small businesses affected by the most recent public health orders another payment of up to $10,000 from the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG). This additional payment will also be available to new businesses that began operating between March 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, as well as hotels, taxis and ride-sharing services. 

The SMERG 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. 

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

Applications for the additional payment will be opening in the second half of April. 

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: April 14, 2021