The Critical Worker Benefit is a one-time $1,200 cash payment recognizing Albertans working to provide critical services during the pandemic:
This is a joint federal-provincial program of $465 million that will go to approximately 380,000 Alberta public and private sector workers.
- Public sector employees do not need to apply. Employers will automatically receive the payment and distribute it to their eligible employees.
- Private sector employers can apply on behalf of eligible employees between February 17 and March 19, 2021.
More information: https://www.alberta.ca/critical-worker-benefit.aspx