We are aligned with our shareholder The City of Calgary to provide a safe and healthy work environment for our employees and the community we work with. Effective October 5, 2021, we implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring all employees to be fully immunized by November 30, 2021, and requiring all guests and contractors of Calgary Economic Development to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of entering our office.
We remain committed to helping reduce the risk of COVID-19 while collaborating with business, government and community partners to position Calgary for long-term economic success.
Supporting our local business community and workforce is our main priority. For those hiring or looking for work, and for those businesses looking to resource open positions, our site Connecting YYC links Calgary job seekers with businesses in need of talent.
Camaraderie and community spirit continue to bring businesses together for shared prosperity. If you have a solution or offer for your peers, the broader YYC community or global economy, tell us about it at our YYC Business Marketplace.
We are here for the Calgary business community as a credible resource as we navigate these uncertain times. We want to ensure you are prepared for business disruption, including accessing government resources to mitigate potential impacts to your business and employees. We've compiled this list of resources for small business, nonprofits, startups and entrepreneurs, and employees. The list below also provides information on tax relief and deferrals, funding information and international trade.
Browse resources and advice from our valued Team Calgary partners, government, and other organizations to help your business navigate during COVID-19:
Leadership by our Team Calgary partners
Team Calgary is a corporate partnership program that engages Calgary's visionary thought leaders to help influence Calgary's economic growth. Learn what these organizations are doing to respond to COVID-19 and to support our local community here.
Small businesses are facing challenging times during this pandemic. Please consult these resources for additional guidance:
Business Link: How to Start Selling Online
The following resources have been created specifically for startups, entrepreneurs and founders to assist their businesses during COVID-19:
For more information on supporting non-profits, please consult the following resources:
For statistics and data related to COVID-19, please refer to the list below:
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre: Global Coronavirus Cases
University of Calgary: CHI COVID-19 Tracker
Mandatory, province-wide restrictions and public health measures are in effect in Alberta to protect the health care system and slow the spread of COVID-19. For further information and guidance on how these current restrictions impact your business, please review the following resources:
Calgary Economic Development shares its insights on our city’s path forward during the pandemic and other timely topics in opinion articles and podcasts.
Visit these sites to learn about the latest announcements from our municipal, provincial and federal governments.
We all have a responsibility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please take steps to protect yourself and your community by following the guidelines for getting the vaccine, physical distancing, good hygiene, and staying home and away from others if sick or in isolation.
Following are some helpful resources:
If you feel unwell or start to develop symptoms associated with COVID-19, please follow the guidelines from Alberta Health Services: