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COVID RESOURCE CENTRE

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt across Canada and the world.  Our goal at Shajani LLP is to provide you with information that supports you in building a plan that helps your organization make decisions, and respond quickly. The team at Shajani LLP are standing by and are ready to help! There is no question too small.

DEFINING THE NEW NORM - BUSINESS RECOVERY

COVID-19 has been an unprecedented challenge for business owners in Canada and around the world.

There is uncertainty in our world, and many around us feel lost as we try to make sense of all that is happening.  We know that with new information coming at us daily, all of us, our governments and our communities, are struggling to make the right decisions quickly and prudently. As a result of all of this, there is a real sense of stress and concern weighing on all of us.

But you are not alone. We will face these challenges together, and we will work together to take care of one another. Shajani is committed to providing our clients with sound, well researched professional advice during this pandemic.  We will endeavor to communicate government benefits and best practices to help you navigate your businesses through this

CANADA’S COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESPONSE PLAN

KEY POINTS FOR BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS

Since the beginning of March, restrictions and measures related to COVID-19 have rapidly escalated. While the first stages focused on public health and safety, in very short order, businesses and personal finances began to be affected. It is clear that these challenges will become worse before they get better. In an effort to combat these effects, the Government of Canada released a series of financial measures in mid-March.

Below is a summary of selected government comments:

Common Business Issues & Supports

Medical Links

WCBA - Workers Compensation Board Alberta

The Government of Alberta has recently announced new measures to provide financial support to help employers through the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

These measures include a deferral of 2020 WCB premium payments for all private sector employers until 2021. When invoicing resumes in 2021, small and medium-sized employers (those with $10 million or less in insurable earnings) will only be required to pay 50 per cent of their 2020 premiums – the other 50 per cent will be paid by the Government of Alberta. More details can be found on their new employer fact sheet.

https://wcb.ab.ca

Helpful Links

Keep current on information as it comes out. Most of the details for these initiatives will be released on one of these webpages:

General Information

CRA Website

Employment & Social Development Canada

CERB

CEWS

Support Programs for Entrepreneurs

To support entrepreneurs, there are two support programs:

CERB2

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