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Businesses in Lac La Biche County that need support during the COVID-19 pandemic should consider the resources listed below.

This list will be updated regularly.

Are you not sure if your business is considered essential or non-essential? Email bizconnect@gov.ab.ca for guidance.

Please click here for information about the Government of Alberta's Relaunch Strategy for reopening businesses and resuming regular activities.

Lac La Biche County Business Connections

Join scheduled calls for Lac La Biche County businesses, to better understand the needs, requirements and guidelines in place and discuss impacts to our local business community.

Scheduled calls for Lac La Biche County businesses will be held via Zoom.
To receive notifications about upcoming calls, please email jana.rowe@laclabichecounty.com.

Customizable "We're Open" Signs

We have developed special "We're Open" signs for local businesses to use during COVID-19, as many businesses are adjusting their hours of operation and the ways in which they provide services. Click here to view and download the fillable PDF template. Any business owner with PDF software can download and fill in the template, using the blank upper-right space for a business logo, and print it to display in business doorways and windows.

Economic Developers of Alberta Survey

Economic Developers of Alberta (EDA) has asked Alberta businesses to complete a survey, to help with gathering high-level data on business impacts, needs and resources.

Business Resources and Links

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

COVID-19 Supports for businesses - Government of Alberta

COVID-19 and Indigenous Communities

Information for employers and employees

Work-Sharing Program - Government of Canada

COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre - Canadian Federation of Independent Business

COVID-19 Support for employers and employees - Government of Alberta

Temporary layoffs - Government of Alberta

Layoff and recall directive - Government of Alberta

Information regarding business continuity

Business Continuity Plan: Infectious Diseases - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

COVID-19: Business Resilience - Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Resources for Small Business Affected by COVID-19 - Business Link

Information regarding financial assistance

Emergency Financial Assistance - Government of Alberta

Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19 - Business Development Bank of Canada

Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits - Government of Canada

Employment Insurance (EI) recent improvements and overview - Government of Canada

Facebook Small Business Grants Program - Facebook for Business