COVID19 CRMTA Member Update April 2

Good afternoon CRMTA Members,

We would like to thank you for your efforts in social distancing to protect your family and our community. We understand the sacrifices everyone has made to flatten the curve. While we are working from home we appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time and we look forward to providing full access to our offices once we are able.  As we are working diligently to answer all the questions and concerns that we are receiving, we would like our members to know that we are here to support them in any way we can, we do not have the authority to advise our members on any of the government programs and supports that are being offered, but we do hope that providing the links below will be helpful to our members.  You will also find this information and any CRMTA updates on our website

As you may be aware, the Provincial and Federal Governments have made many announcements over the past few weeks and in those announcements, they have given information on restrictions and supports that are being implemented.  Below you will find recent information and the links mentioned above. If you have any CRMTA questions or concerns please contact us directly.

On March 27th the Alberta Government announced the closure of some non-essential businesses. Restrictions will be in place for:

  • Close-contact businesses (including hair salons and barbershops, tattoo and piercing studios, aesthetic services, as well as wellness studios and clinics and non-emergency and non-critical health services provided by regulated health professionals or registered professionals including dentistry, physiotherapy, massage, podiatry, chiropractic and optometry services.)
  • Dine-in restaurants (will no longer be able to offer dine-in service. Take-out and delivery services will continue to be available.)
  • Non-essential retail services (that fall into the categories of clothing, computer and gaming stores, and services in shopping malls and shopping centres such as hobby and toys, gift and specialty items and furniture.)

On March 27th the Alberta Government also implemented Landlord Restrictions:

  • No one in Alberta will be evicted for non-payment of rent in the month of April.
  • Eviction protection will continue thereafter for the duration of the public emergency for tenants who work with landlords to establish meaningful and reasonable partial payment plans.
  • Evictions of tenants who had not been able to pay rent for the last few months will also be suspended.
  • In addition, landlords will not be allowed to raise rents while the public state of emergency is in effect and any rent increases that had recently been announced will be frozen until the state of emergency is lifted.
  • The province also said that landlords would not be allowed to charge late fees for between April 1 and June 30.
  • These measures apply not only to traditional tenancies but also to mobile home tenancies.

On March 30, 2020, the Chief Medical Officer has announced new recommendations:

  • If you have traveled outside of Canada or if you are showing any symptoms of COVID19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat or running nose) you are to remain on your property and self-isolate for 14 days, it is no longer recommended to leave your property during the self-isolation period.
  • Domestic travel restrictions, if you are showing any signs of COVID19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat or running nose) you will not be allowed to board any domestic flights.

Government Supports

Candian Child Benefit
GST/HST Benefit
Income Tax Filing Date Extension
Mortgage Support
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Apply for Employment Insurance
EI Sickness Benefits
Canada Student Loan Moratorium
Wage Subsidies for Businesses
Business Credit Availability Program