Government of Alberta: Protecting Alberta’s Families

Michelle Mak Newcomer Information, Updates

On March 18, 2020, Government of Alberta announced its new funding and supportive measures that will provide immediate financial relief to Alberta’s families,  This includes:

  • Emergency Isolation Support
    • “a temporary program for working adult Albertans who must self-isolate because they meet the Government of Alberta’s published criteria for self-isolation, including persons who are the sole caregiver for a dependent who must self-isolate because they meet the public health criteria, and who will not have another source of pay or compensation while they are self-isolated.”
  • Utility Payment Holiday
    • Residential, farm, and small commercial customers can defer bill payments for the next 90 days to ensure no one will be cut off from these services during this time of crisis.
  • Student Loans Repayment Holiday
    • Six-months, interest-free moratorium on Alberta student loan payments for all individuals who are in the process of repaying these loans.

To learn what measures the Government of Alberta is providing banks & credit unions, employers or to learn more, please visit