COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Stay up-to-date by frequently checking provincial, national and international websites.


New Restrictions on Businesses

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced new restrictions on businesses including retail, dining/restaurant, personal service, and non emergency health care. This includes home-based businesses. Details here

Business considered Essential Services may remain open: see list.


Webinars for Businesses

Community Response Fund and Inclusiveness Webinar (FREE)
Monday, March, 30 | 11:00 am | Hosted by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Register here

Planning through an emergency: COVID-19 Webinar (FREE)
Tuesday, March 31 | 9:00 am | Hosted by Bow Valley College
Register here 

Get your store online in changing times webinar (FREE)
Wednesday, April 1 | 10 a.m.| Hosted by Bow Valley College
Register here


Are you a business that is still operating?

If you are still operating your business, even at a reduced capacity, here are a number of resources and information you should be aware of. 

Occupancy Limits - Businesses must follow

Employees - Financial Assistance & Support


OHS respiratory viruses & the workplace - Standards to follow

Social distancing - All workplaces must practice


Are you in need of financial assistance?

The following are programs and opportunities that could help you during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Self employed assistance

Emergency isolation support

Payment deferrals (City of Airdrie & other)


Are you looking for financing?

The federal government has announced financing by way of loans for small businesses, through the following:

Business Development Bank of Canada

Canada Emergency Business Account


City of Airdrie communication & assistance

Critical email updates will be sent directly to businesses using the e-mail address you provided for your business license. We will also send this information via the Airdrie@Work business e-newlsetter. To subscribe, click here.

Stay up-to-date by visiting the City of Airdrie's website, following the City of Airdrie on Facebook and Twitter.

Economic Development is here to help

Our Economic Development department is available to support Airdrie businesses.  You are welcome to contact the team to ask questions or discuss challenges at 403.948.8844 or


Doing Business with the City

The City of Airdrie is providing all of its regular services (i.e. Planning & Development, Building Inspections, etc), but in a modified fashion to minimize risk to the public and employees. Our goal remains to support our business community and clients that rely on our services.


More Resources

The Business Link has business advisors available (weekdays 8:30am – 4:30pm) via email, phone or online chat platform to advise business owners. Call 780-422-7722 or email using the form on their website.


Contact us

Economic Development