Last updated: October 22, 2020
The Canadian and Albertan governments have begun their plans to protect the economy and those impacted by COVID-19. Both governments are currently working on the initiatives below. We will be updating this page with links as more information regarding processes and applications as they are rolled out, so please check back regularly.
Federal Government Financial Support Questions (Federal):
The federal government has created a short questionnaire to assist Canadians identify COVID-19 relief programs they may be eligible to receive. To take the questionnaire click HERE.
Insured Mortgage Purchase Program (Federal):
Benchmark Rate Suspension (Federal):
Loan Deferrals (Alberta):
Education Property Tax Freeze (Alberta)
Education Property Tax Deferral (Alberta)
WCB Premium Deferral (Alberta)
Canada Emergency Response Benefit – CERB (Federal)
This program has now ended. Former recipients may be eligible for the Canada Recovery Benefit, Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, and/or the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit.
Canada Recovery Benefit – CRB (Federal)
This program is an evolution of CERB for workers who are self-employed or are not eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) who still require income support. CRB provides $500/week for up to 26 weeks.
NOTE: Applications for this program open October 12, 2020. Click HERE for more information.
Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit – CRSB (Federal)
This program is an evolution of CERB for workers who are sick or must self-isolate f or reasons related to COVID-19. CRSB provides $500/week for up to two weeks.
NOTE: Applications for this program are now open. Click HERE for more information.
Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit – CRCB (Federal)
This program is an evolution of CERB for workers who cannot work because they must provide care to children or family members due to the closure of schools, day cares or care facilities. CRCB provides $500/week for up to 26 weeks per household.
For more information on the CRB, CRSB, and CRCB click HERE.
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program (Federal):
Click HERE for more information on programs proposed by the Federal Government
Click HERE for more information on programs proposed by the Provincial Government