Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Many workers, including those who are self-employed or contractors, are not eligible for EI.   On April 6, these workers can apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) via their CRA online account or Service Canada.  Prior to April 6, individuals who are without work and eligible for EI should continue to apply for EI. …

Canada Emergency Business Account (Interest-Free Loans)

Available in early-April, the Canada Emergency Business Account will provide qualifying businesses with access to a $40,000 loan that:  is non-interest bearing until Dec 31, 2022;  requires no minimum monthly principal payments until December 31, 2022;  allows for principal repayments to be made at any time;  provides for $10,000 loan forgiveness provided the outstanding balance is fully paid on or before December 31,…

COVID-19 Update: March 25, 2020

As your trusted advisors, HGA Group wants to keep you apprised of Canada’s and Alberta’s COVID-19 responses which may be relevant to you and your business. We are hosting a Webinar on COVID-19-related employment matters on Thursday, March 26 at 2 pm MDT with Adrian Elmslie. Adrian is the head of Dentons LLP’s Edmonton Labour…

COVID-19 Employment Matters Webinar: March 24, 2020

You are invited to a free Webinar hosted by the HGA Group. Join HGA and Adrian Elmslie, head of Dentons LLP’s Edmonton Labour and Employment Group, for strategies and tools for managing employment risks related to COVID-19. Register today to get answers to your most pressing questions on managing employment risk in this unprecedented time.…

Paper Records: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 is causing significant disruption across Canada. We are monitoring the situation closely, but events are changing rapidly day to day. This morning, Ontario and Quebec announced a complete shutdown of non-essential business. We expect Alberta will shortly follow which will likely mean the closure of our physical office and reception. As such, we highly…

COVID-19 Update: March 18th, 2020

As your trusted advisors, HGA Group wants to keep you apprised of Canada’s and Alberta’s COVID-19 responses which may be relevant to you and your business. Federal government aid package and changes On March 18, the federal government announced an $82 billion COVID-19 emergency response package for Canadians and businesses. The aid package includes: •…

An update from the HGA Group

Like many of you, HGA has been closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. In the interest of the health and safety of our clients and staff, the HGA Group is taking the following proactive measures to help prevent the spread of the virus: Our office will remain operational but our staff and partners will be…