REGISTERED NURSING DEGREE COMING TO WAINWRIGHT!
TOWN'S 25% LOT REBATE PROMOTION ENDS JUNE 1ST
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn, Town Council has approved a policy to provide a 25% rebate on all Town-owned serviced lots. This includes residential and commercial lots within the Town of Wainwright. 

Council and Administration hopes this promotion will encourage construction and help local contractors and trades with employment, thereby helping to stimulate the local economy and increase the tax base. 

The promotion is for a limited time only, ending on June 1st, 2021. There are conditions on the promotion such as the lot(s) must be paid in full and the building must be fully constructed prior to receiving the 25% rebate. For full details, contact Carley Herbert or Scott Flett, Director of Planning & Development at the Town Office.
EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY FOR THE
CANADA-ALBERTA JOB GRANT
The Alberta government is temporarily expanding eligibility to the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) to help businesses access the training they need. The expansion is effective until February 28, 2022. Expanded eligibility includes:

  • Funding mandatory training. Use the CAJG to fund courses or training that is required for a job.
  • Allowing employers to train employed family members. Enables family-owned businesses to access training funds.
  • Allowing some business owners to receive funding to train themselves. Supports entrepreneurs to expand their skill set to grow or pivot their business.

In addition, other changes will make the application process more efficient. For example, an employee’s training can start as soon as government receives an application, rather than having to wait for the application to be approved. This allows businesses to begin training sooner if required.

Temporarily expanding the CAJG provides more opportunities for businesses to access support as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan.

Learn more about the program and apply online at alberta.ca/CAJG
EXPANDED RELAUNCH GRANT TO HELP BUSINESSES RECOVER


The SME Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that were ordered to close or curtail operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 30%, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program offers 2 payments to eligible applicants, with up to $20,000 in available funding per eligible application.

ENHANCED
COVID-19 BUSINESS BENEFIT PROGRAM
Businesses that can demonstrate a revenue reduction of 60% or more will be eligible to receive 15% of their monthly revenue, up to a maximum of $10,000. Small business owners in Alberta can access this program in April 2021, following the conclusion of the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant program.
 
Detailed information on program parameters will be included in the program guidelines closer to the launch date in April.
ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROGRAMS
GET YOUR BUSINESS SELLING ONLINE
StartUp Lloydminster, which services the Wainwright region, are very excited to bring Digital Main Street's - ShopHERE program powered by Google to our region.
ShopHERE originated in Toronto as a response to the COVID 19 crisis as it highlighted the importance of bricks and mortar stores having an online storefront to sell their goods and services.
The purpose of the program is to support small independent businesses and artists that do not have the time, skills and resources to build an online store. If this sounds like you head to startuplloyd.com/shophere to join the waitlist. Additional details will be released as they become available.
LOCAL PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES
In order to assist local business in gaining information on business opportunities with local municipalities, Wainwright Garrison etc., the Wainwright Economic Development Office will periodically send out business opportunities featured on   merx.com  and  buyandsell.gc.ca  that pertain particularly to Wainwright and area.

These are systems used by the Government for procurement of goods and services over $25,000.

Click here for the list of   WAINWRIGHT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
BUSINESS EDUCATION
BUSINESS LINK WEBINARS
PROJECT GAZELLE WEBINARS
ALBERTA AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY WEBINAR

March 10th 10 - 11am
Connect with two retail food buyers who will share their insights on successfully getting into retail.
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION
The 2021 Municipal Election Nomination Period is open and will remain open until 12:00 Noon on Monday, September 20, 2021. The positions for Mayor and 6 Councillors are open for nominations.

Please contact the Town Office at 780.842.3381 to make an appointment to submit nomination papers between the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Nominations are required to include a $100.00 deposit.

For more information regarding the upcoming municipal election please visit the Town of Wainwright website at www.wainwright.ca
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19
VISIT alberta.ca/COVID19 for up-to-date COVID-19 information
While every effort is made to ensure the currency, accuracy and completeness of the information provided, The Town of Wainwright (Wainwright Economic Development) is not liable for any loss, claim or demand arising directly or indirectly from any use or reliance upon the information provided.