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COVID-19 Alberta Emergency Isolation Support

By Nizam Shajani, CPA, CA, MBA

How Much?

Those who qualify will receive a one-time payment of $1,146.

Who Qualifies

The Alberta Emergency Isolation Support pays working adults who must self-isolate and have no other source of pay or compensation while self-isolate.

If you do not qualify for EI, this is a good support.

Note federal supports will be made available starting around April 6th – so this Alberta support is only available for prior to the federal support being made available.

Who Does Not Qualify?

You will not qualify if you;

  • were not working immediately before you were advised to self-isolate; or
  • are not experiencing a significant loss of income as a result of self-isolation or caring for a dependent due to COVID-19; or
  • can work from home; or
  • are currently collecting other forms of income support or employer benefits while self-isolating; or
  • are staying home to care for a dependent who is home for a reason other than self-isolation as advised by the Government of Alberta; or
  • reside outside of Alberta.


Self-Isolate Criteria

You must self-isolate for 14 days if you:

  • Recently returned from travel outside of Canada
  • Are a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19
  • Have been asked by a health care professional for another reason
  • If you become sick, you must self-isolate for 10 daysor until you are feeling well, whichever takes longer.

Symptoms include dry cough, fever, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion or a sore throat.


How To Apply?

You will need to register through (My Alberta)

Once registered, you can apply at

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