Supports for Albertans

General Supports for Albertans

Federal supports are available:

The Government of Alberta also has a list of programs for immediate financial relief for Alberta’s families and vulnerable populations. Albertans should be focused on their health and not worry about whether they can pay their bills so they have put a number of options in place for those struggling financially.

  • Emergency isolation support
  • Utility payment deferral
  • Student loans repayment deferral
  • Banks & Credit Unions

Follow the link for more details:

Utility Deferral

To help Albertans weather this unprecedented health crisis, government is working with utility companies to allow those unable to pay to defer their electricity and natural gas bills.u

Supports for Seniors

(May 12, 2020) Prime Minister Trudeau recognized that small added costs, like extra dispensing fees and grocery delivery charges are significant for those on fixed income. So, he announced supports for seniors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Those who qualify for Old Age Security (OAS) will be eligible for a one-time, tax-free payment of $300
  • Those who are eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) will get an extra $200
  • If a senior qualifies for both, they will receive $500.

Seniors who are already receiving OAS and GIS will receive the benefit automatically; there is no need to apply.

Supports for Employers

The Government of Alberta is planning to provide immediate funding and supportive measures to support local businesses, employers and employees.

  • Corporate Tax Income
  • Utility payment deferral
  • Resources

Follow the link for more details:

Supports for Employees

  • Job protected leave
  • EI benefits

Follow the link for more details (same link as above):

Continuation of Education

Read this media release from the Government of Alberta about Continuing Student Learning.

Got to the Government of Canada’s website for full details on their emergency response plan.