Business Portal

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The Camrose Business Portal serves to interact with the local business community. We want to hear from you! The Portal contains valuable resources, information and updates. Do you want us to come visit your business and highlight it on our site? Be part of a future video project? Let us know by following the portal on the right and connecting with us through the contact links on the side.

Want to be highlighted in our banner? Tell us about your business below and add a photo that we can use in our banner!

The Camrose Business Portal serves to interact with the local business community. We want to hear from you! The Portal contains valuable resources, information and updates. Do you want us to come visit your business and highlight it on our site? Be part of a future video project? Let us know by following the portal on the right and connecting with us through the contact links on the side.

Want to be highlighted in our banner? Tell us about your business below and add a photo that we can use in our banner!

  • Federal & Provincial Government Business Supports

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    THE TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM WORKSHOP

    Learn about the work permit application process when you hire a worker through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program with a Labour Market Impact Assessment.

    HIRE A WORKER WITHOUT A LABOUR MARKET IMPACT ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP

    You can hire a temporary worker without a Labour Market Impact Assessment through the International Mobility Program, if you’re eligible. Learn more about eligibility, how to submit an offer of employment and next steps.

    GLOBAL TALENT RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES WORKSHOP

    Find services and resources to help you attract, hire and retain qualified workers from around the world. Learn tips and tricks to make hiring easier.

    CANADA DIGITAL ADOPTION PROGRAM

    To stay competitive and grow, small and medium-sized businesses need to adopt new digital tools.CDAP provides funding and support to businesses, as well as training and work opportunities for young Canadians.

    GOVERNMENT OF CANADA BUSINESS BENEFITS FINDER

    The federal government has created a way to get a tailored list of benefits to help your business. Sign up for notifications for program changes such as application deadlines or new programs announced that fit your needs.

    CRITICAL WORKER BENEFIT

    The Critical Worker Benefit provides a one-time payment of $1,200 to eligible Albertans in recognition of their hard work to provide Albertans with the care and critical services they need. A second phase of the program is open and new categories of workers in the social services and private sectors are now eligible.

    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. Loans can be used to finance the following costs: purchase or improvement of land or buildings used for commercial purposes, purchase or improvement of new or used equipment, purchase of new or existing leasehold improvements, that is, renovations to a leased property by a tenant.

    Jobs NOW Program OPEN for Businesses and Non-profits to hire and Train Albertans
    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. (see attached)

    CANADA-ALBERTA JOB GRANT

    The Canada-Alberta Job Grant helps cover training expenses for existing employees and new hires. If you are hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs could be covered, up to $15,000 per trainee. For further information, please contact the Canada-Alberta Job Grant processing centre at: 1-855-638-9424 or email jobgrant@gov.ab.ca.

    ALBERTA FOREIGN GRADUATE START-UP VISA PROGRAM

    The Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream (FGSVS) is an economic immigration program that nominates talented and qualified foreign educated graduates from outside Canada for permanent residence. For more information and eligibility requirements visit https://www.alberta.ca/ainp-foreign-graduate-start-up-visa-stream-eligibility.aspx

    INNOVATION EMPLOYMENT GRANT encourages economic growth by supporting small and medium-sized businesses that invest in research and development (R&D) with a grant worth up to 20% of qualifying expenditures. The program promotes investment and diversification by rewarding all R&D spending in Alberta, regardless of the industry, and complementing the Job Creation Tax Cut by focusing on small and medium-sized firms in the earlier stages of operation, when they might not yet be profitable.

    • The Innovation Employment Grant is delivered through the corporate tax system and does not follow a formal application process. Eligible corporations will be able to claim the grant when they file their annual corporate tax returns.

    ALBERTA INNOVATES extended its INNOVATION RELIEF and RECOVERY FUND (IRR) to help more small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • The IRR program offers tech businesses access to various technical and business supports that are not covered through other relief programs. Project activities may include product testing and refinement, manufacturing capacity improvement, customer discovery work as well as professional services such as human resources, legal, and financial required to support relief and recovery. Support for each project ranges from $5,000 up to $10,000. Stay up to date with the latest news in Alberta's innovation ecosystem, and learn about exciting new project and funding opportunities.
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    EMMISIONS REDUCTION ALBERTA (ERA) ENERGY SAVINGS FOR BUSINESS is accepting applications for projects that create skilled jobs, boost investment, and cut greenhouse gas emissions in small- and medium-sized industrial and commercial facilities. Up to $55 million in funding is available to help Alberta businesses decrease operating costs while diversifying the economy and helping to meet long-term sustainability goals. Up to $250,000 is available for each project with a maximum total of $500,000 per parent company to cover the cost of adopting new products and services. This is a focused economic stimulus program; funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until program funds are fully committed. Contractors are urged to register for eligibility now; pre-approval is required for all projects.


  • Boost your Business Technology Stream

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    The Boost your Business Technology Stream will offer support to small and medium Canadian-owned businesses (SMEs), such as small manufacturing and food processing operations, to adopt new technologies. Support for these businesses will be in the form of grants to offset the cost of retaining Digital Advisors who will develop digital adoption plans tailored to the business. The grant will cover 90% of the cost to develop the digital plan, up to $15,000.

    To support the implementation of the plan, the SME will be able to apply for a zero-interest loan from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) (up to $100,000) as well as a wage subsidy up to $7,300 for a youth placement.

  • Get Vaccinated, Camrose!

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    Getting to a 70% vaccination rate across the Province is critically important to our local businesses. It means that businesses will be allowed to operate at full capacity again. Please see the information attached as to how to book your vaccines in Camrose.

  • Façade Grant 2.0 now closed

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Thank you to everyone that submitted their application for review. We will be letting applicants know the results of the grant by May 4th. Stay tuned.

  • Government of Alberta Supports for Business

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    Small & Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant

    The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta organizations (businesses, cooperatives and non-profits) that were ordered to close or curtail operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 30%, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    To support businesses affected by the public health measures introduced in April 2021, a spring 2021 application period opened April 23.


    Canada-Alberta Job Grant

    Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees and unemployed Albertans access training opportunities.

    Changes are effective from February 18, 2021 until February 28, 2022.

    • Eligible trainee now includes employed family members of eligible employers.
    • Business owners (incorporated, unincorporated/sole-proprietor and partnerships) with 4 or fewer employees are now eligible to train themselves.
    • Training is no longer required to be incremental.
  • City of Camrose Small Business Grants Are Back!

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    Our Small Business Grant program was very successful in 2020 with the City of Camrose giving out $39,000 in matching or re-imbursement grants supporting nearly 40 businesses.


    COVID Relaunch Grant

    In 2021, we are continuing our COVID Relaunch Grant of up to $200.00 in re-imbursements for items like masks, sanitation supplies, barriers, or other items you require in order to reopen or remain open safely. This grant is currently open for applications here.


    Façade Improvement Grant (March 15 - April 16)

    The City of Camrose is investing up to $25,000 into improving infrastructure within the business community in this Phase 2 of the Façade Improvement Grant. This funding program is for a matching grant, of up to $4,000 per business for façade or signage improvements on storefronts. This grant is currently open for applications here.


    Please contact us if you have any questions!

  • COVID-19 Local Impact Survey

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    Our COVID-19 Local Impact Survey is now live! Please click on the survey tab above and provide your input into how COVID-19 has affected your business. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes and your inputs will remain anonymous but the data will help us better understand how COVID has affected the business community in the City of Camrose.

Page last updated: 10 May 2022, 02:35 PM