Applying for Alberta’s Emergency Isolation Support

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Finance, Newcomer Information, Updates

The Government of Alberta’s Emergency Isolation Support program is now closed after successfully distributing funds to over 79,596 eligible Albertans since the launch of the program, for a total of approximately $91.7 million, close to double the amount originally allocated.

The Government of Alberta has announced an Emergency Isolation Support for eligible working Albertans. Those who are eligible can receive a one time payment of $1,146 if they:

    • experienced total or significant loss of income as a result of having to self-isolate, or are the sole caregiver of a dependent who is self-isolating, and
    • have no other source of compensation, such as workplace sick leave benefits or federal employment insurance benefits

Eligible Albertans may apply online to receive the grant by email transfer (Interac e-Transfer).

To apply online, you need:

  •  a personal email
  •  a MyAlberta Digital ID
  •  a bank account at a bank that offers Interac e-Transfers
  •  a valid Alberta driver’s licence or identification card
  •  the start date of your self-isolation or when you started to take care of a loved one due to COVID-19, and
  •  your Alberta Personal Health Number.

If you don’t have a verified MyAlberta Digital ID, you will need a valid Alberta driver’s licence or identification card in order to receive the payment.

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