Financial Assistance Resources

How to apply for EI during COVID-19

Service Canada COVIC-19 Assistance Line

1-833-381-2725

General support for individuals

ENHANCED CHILD TAX BENEFIT

$300/Child - Included in May CTB Payment
Who is eligible: Parents/Guardians of one or more children under the age of 18.
How to apply: Recipients of the Child Tax Benefit will receive the Enhanced Benefit, no application required

CMHC: INSURED MORTGAGE PROTECTION PROGRAM

$50 Billion for mortgage payments, deferrals, and payment arrangements

MORTGAGE DEFERRAL

Up to 6 months of deferral on mortgage payments, skip a payment, automobile loans, and credit cards
Who can apply: Case by case basis. Speak with your bank for more information

Oilfields Food Bank

Who is eligible: Local residents of Black Diamond, Turner Valley and surrounding area. Contact Oilfields Food Bank for other criteria.
How to receive assistance: Call 403-612-1291 on Mondays between 9-6 pm or Tuesdays between 9-2 pm to make your hamper request, intake will be done over the phone.

Support for people facing unemployment or unable to work

Emergency Isolation Support

$1,146 one time payment available now
Who can apply: 

Eligible working Albertans can receive a one-time emergency isolation support payment of $1,146 if they are required to self-isolate or are the sole caregiver of someone in self-isolation and they have no other source of pay or compensation.

This is a temporary program to bridge the gap until the Federal Emergency Care Benefit is available in April.

How to apply: Apply online through MyAlberta

EMERGENCY CARE BENEFIT

$450/Week for up to 15 weeks - Available by early April
Who can apply: Self employed Canadians, contractors, freelancers, part time workers, in self isolation or taking care of their loved ones.
How to apply: Link will be posted when it becomes available

EMERGENCY SUPPORT BENEFIT

Up to 14 weeks of support equivalent to EI - Available by early April
Who can apply: Anyone who has lost employment but doesn’t qualify for employment insurance.

GST CREDIT

Average $400/Individual and $600/Couple - available by early May
Who is eligible: Low and moderate income families
How to apply: No application necessary