Alberta Biz Connect
Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely. This can be found on the Alberta website.
Daily Alberta Covid-19 Updates:
World Health Organization
WHO Timeline - COVID-19
This statement is updated on an ongoing basis, in response to evolving events and common media queries.
Click here to watch the latest updates and news releases
Important health helpline phone numbers in Alberta:
The Stettler Regional Emergency Management Agency (SREMA) resident hotline, 403-742-7300, will be open from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM daily. Please contact the hotline with questions and concerns regarding our regional response to COVID-19, and questions and concerns with Town or County operations and services.
Visit Stettlerlocal.com for all your up to date Stettler News and Information or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stettlerlocal/
Have a fever or cough?
Conduct the AHS Self-Assessment
Do not go to emergency, medical clinic or your doctor’s office
Health Link officials at 8-1-1 will arrange testing
Visit Alberta Health Services for more info.
Federal Funding during COVID-19
The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) ***NEW***
The Government of Canada recently announced a $9 billion fund to provide financial support to students and recent graduates during the summer, help them continue their studies in the fall, and help many get the experience they need to start their careers. Among the measures included in this framework is the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) which will be delivered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
The CESB will provide financial support to recent graduates and post-secondary students who are unable to work or find employment due to COVID-19, or are not earning over $1000, and who are not eligible for either the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance (EI). The benefit will provide $1,250 every four weeks for eligible students or $2,000 every four weeks for eligible students with disabilities or those with children or other dependents. The CESB is available from May 10 until August 29, 2020. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2020.
Applications for the CESB will open Friday, May 15, 2020. To get ready to apply, the CRA encourages eligible students to take three important steps:
Step 1: Register a profile with the CRA. If you have never filed an income tax return with the CRA, you may not have a profile with us. Call 1-800-959-8281 to activate your SIN with the CRA.
Step 2: Register for My Account as this is the fastest and easiest way to apply for the benefit.
Step 3: Enroll for Direct Deposit with the CRA through My Account or your financial institution to get your CESB within 3 days of applying. Alternatively, you must ensure your mailing information is up-to-date in My Account to receive a cheque by mail within 10 business days.
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
The Government of Canada will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months to:
-Support for people facing unemployment:
-Support for people who are sick, quarantined, or in directed self-isolation:
-Support for people who are unable to work:
INFORMATION about CERB and Application Process starting April 6th:
INFORMATION about Applying for CERB: with UPDATES
*This benefit replaces the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit.
NOTE: If you qualify for Regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, apply through the EI program here: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-regular-benefit.html
If you have NEVER filed your taxes before, you need to call before you can apply for the CERB benefit. You can also get your T4s mailed to you from this number.
1-800-959-8281 Individual Tax Enquiries
How to Register for a CRA my account: https://youtu.be/xW_1xRux6bw
Alberta Works 403-740-4320
EI Information 1-800-206-7218
EI Sickness Benefit 1-833-381-2725
EI Reporting 1-800-531-7555
Employment Insurance Internet Reporting Service:https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-internet-reporting.html
Accessing Provincial Supports
MyAlberta Digital ID- April 1, 2020
We would encourage those who may need access to provincial assistance during the COVID-19 crisis to start the process.
About MyAlberta Digital ID:
A secure way to verify who you are online
Your single, verified online identity. Safe, secure, and backed by the Government of Alberta.
What is MyAlberta Digital ID?
It’s a free account that lets you prove who you are online without paper documents or face-to-face visits. MyAlberta Digital ID gives you seamless access to a growing range of government sites and services, while protecting your information and privacy.
Here is the link to create an account: