Tourism Relief Fund
The Tourism Relief Fund supports tourism businesses and organizations adapt their operations to meet public health requirements while investing in products and services to facilitate their future growth. The TRF provides $500 million over two years (2021-2022 and 2022-2023) to position Canada to be a destination of choice when domestic and international travel is once again safe by:
empowering tourism operators to create new or enhance existing tourism experiences and products to attract more local and domestic visitors
helping the sector reposition itself to welcome international visitors by offering the best Canadian tourism experiences we have to offer the world
Indigenous tourism projects are important to Canada’s economic recovery efforts and a priority under the TRF. Under the Fund, $50 million will specifically support Indigenous tourism initiatives.https://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/20180.asp
Jobs and Growth Fund in Western Canada
The Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs, and position Canada’s economy for an inclusive recovery and long-term growth. The JGF will provide $700 million nationally over three years to position the regional economies for long-term growth by transitioning to a green economy, fostering an inclusive recovery, enhancing competitiveness, and creating jobs across Canada.
Applications will be accepted through a continuous intake process. All projects must be completed prior to March 31, 2024, as no further funding will be available after that date.
For more information regarding the program please contact us.
businesses (primarily small and medium sized enterprises, fewer than 500 FTEs)
not-for-profit organizations; and
indigenous organizations such as not for profits, and businesses, which include but are not limited to First Nations as represented by their Chief and Council, Tribal Councils, Indigenous Representative Organizations, Métis and Inuit organizations and Settlements as well as Indigenous/First Nation/Métis Settlement owned organizationsJobs and Growth Fund in Western Canada – Applicant guide (wd-deo.gc.ca)
Canada Small Business Financing Program
The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders. Up to a maximum of $1,000,000 for any one borrower, of which no more than $350,000 can be used for purchasing leasehold improvements or improving leased property and purchasing or improving new or used equipment. Financial institutions deliver the program and are solely responsible for approving the loan. For more information download the PDF pamphlet or find a lender near you.
The Government of Canada launches online calculator to help businesses apply for the new Canada Recovery Hiring Program
The Government of Canada launched an online calculator to help eligible employers prepare their CRHP applications. This calculator integrates the new CRHP with the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), automatically showing applicants which subsidy will provide them with more support, based on the information they enter.
The Government of Canada invests in training to help workers across Canada become certified in the skilled trades
To help maintain a strong workforce and better position our country for a prosperous economic recovery, the Government of Canada is investing in the skilled trades to ensure that Canadians have the training they need to access good, well-paying jobs. The Government is making targeted investments, so that the key groups facing barriers -such as women, newcomers, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and Black and racialized Canadians - can better find work in the skilled trades through projects led by unions and their partner organizations.
The Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund is a partnership between the Government of Canada, Black-led business organizations, and several financial institutions. It will provide loans up to $250,000 to Black business owners and entrepreneurs across the country.
Alberta Jobs Now Program (2nd Round Now Open but will close as soon as budget is allocated November 2021)
The Alberta Jobs Now program will provide up to $370 million to help private and non-profit businesses with job supports to get thousands of Albertans back to work.
Employers can apply for funding to offset the cost of hiring and training unemployed or underemployed Albertans in new or vacant positions.
This federal-provincial investment is the largest job training program in Alberta’s history. It will support our province’s recovery, help businesses re-open or grow their workforce, and give Albertans an opportunity to gain the skills they need in today’s job market.
This funding will help employers re-open or expand their operations.
Canada-Alberta Job Grant
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their present or future employees for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees.
Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Workforce Development Agreement.
Alberta Export Expansion Program
Funding to help export-ready companies and non-profit organizations enhance access to international markets and attract global buyers.
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Film and Television Tax Credit
Tax credit to support medium and large-scale productions filming in Alberta.
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Status Entrepreneur Assistance Program
This program provides equity assistance for the start-up or the expansion of small businesses for Status individuals.
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Covid Federal Grant Programs
The Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program provides businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19, access guaranteed, low-interest loans of $25,000 to $1 million to cover operational cash flow needs.
HASCAP is available to businesses that operate in sectors such as tourism and hospitality, restaurants and those that primarily rely on in-person services.
Business owners can apply for support until December 31, 2021
Through the Business Credit Availability Program, the Business Development Canada's (BDC) Mid-Market Financing Program will provide commercial loans ranging between $12.5 million and $60 million to medium-sized businesses whose credit needs exceed what is already available through the Business Credit Availability Program and other measures.
BDC anticipates that qualifying companies will have annual revenues in excess of approximately $100 million.
This support is available until December 31 2021.
Mid-Market Guarantee Program
Through the Business Credit Availability Program, EDC's Mid-Market Guarantee and Financing Program will bring liquidity to companies who tend to have revenues of between $50 million to $300 million, to sustain operations during this uncertain period. EDC will continue to work with Canadian financial institutions to guarantee 75% of new operating credit and cash-flow loans – ranging in size from $16.75 million to a maximum of $80 million.
These expanded guarantees are available to exporters, international investors and businesses that sell their products or services within Canada.
This support is available until December 31, 2021.
Covid Restriction Exemption Program $2000 Implementation Grant
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FOR IN-SCOPE OPERATORS
In-Scope Sector Eligible Organization / Activity
Arts, culture, entertainment, and social events
Arts and cultural centres (including museums, art galleries, etc.)
Entertainment centres (including bowling, racing entertainment arcades, movie theatres, billiards
Facilities used for amateur, professional sports or performance activities that have spectators
Paid-entry markets and trade shows, including artisan and craft fairs and holiday markets
Food courts with closed access to public
Restaurants with closed access to public
Restaurants within food courts with closed access to public
Restaurants within a facility (e.g., hotel, recreation facility, etc.) that is independently operating REP
if the facility has chosen not to implement REP or is ineligible to implement REP
Closed access restaurants or food courts within retail stores
Liquor or gambling establishment
Bars or night clubs
Video lottery terminal (VLT) lounge
Recreation and fitness Fitness facilities (e.g., cross fit, gyms, yoga studios etc.) and recreation facilities for performance,
physical and recreational activities
Personal trainer or fitness instructor operating in a private facility
Recreation or sports associations/organizing bodies for a facility or an event
Recreation or sports groups (Adult and youth players/ participants)
Recreation or sports groups (Adult only players/participants)
Facilities* that operate and offer one or more shared amenities** (e.g., recreation and fitness rooms, food and beverage areas and meeting spaces for events)
Agricultural Societies, Elks Lodges, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Royal Canadian Legions, etc. with
Apartments and condominiums, including privately operated student residences, with shared
Hotels, hostels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and guest houses with shared amenities
Libraries with shared amenities
Places of worship with shared amenities
Seniors residences and long-term care facilities with shared amenities, excluding provincially
* Facilities maintain the responsibility for adherence to REP or public health restrictions during events or the use of amenities listed above.
Use of amenities above should not limit access to a facility’s regular services or general operations.
** Facilities that do not offer one or more shared amenities are considered out-of-scope operators
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