Information, links and answers to important questions on COVID-19 for Albertans.  The page summarizes provincial and federal information about changes in the law and legal services as a result of the pandemic.

In Alberta we don’t have legislation that specifically governs commercial leases. Commercial landlords and tenants should talk to a lawyer if they have an issue with their commercial lease.

See also:

COVID-19 Update: Rent Payment and Commercial Lease Enforcement During the Pandemic

COVID Small Business Centre - and

CPLEA Suggested Resources

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Alberta Resources

Alberta Small Business Resources is a directory of business resources for new and established entrepreneurs. This Alberta government site provides information on: starting a business, operating a business effectively, how to explore different ways to fund a business (loans, grants, investors), and covers regulations for small businesses.

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Business Link is Alberta’s entrepreneurial hub. They are a non-profit organization that helps people start their own businesses. If you’ve got an innovative idea and the motivation to take the next step, they’ll give you the tools to make your business idea a reality, and connect you with the most relevant small business resources.

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This online tip sheet is from Service Alberta. Includes information about: What is a franchise?; What is the law in Alberta?; Before you Buy a Franchise; Franchise Fraud; For More Information; Franchises in Alberta. (PDF - 4 pages)

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Learn more about incorporating as an Alberta corporation. This Alberta government site provides answers to questions on "what is a limited corporation, how do I form an Alberta corporation, what forms do I need to fill our and how do I apply for incorporation.

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Explore information and resources for starting and running a business or corporation in Alberta. This Alberta government site provides links to information on: setting up a business in Alberta, business licensing and permits, funding opportunities, as well as tools and resources for running a business.

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This article outlines the 4 main steps to consider when deciding to start a business in Alberta. This article was first published in LawNow magazines issue - Law for Entrepreneurs. Other topics covered in this issue include: entrepreneurship and taxes, ten most common mistakes made when launching a new business, and how to deal with bankruptcy as a small business owner.

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Information and resources on setting  up a businesss in Alberta. Topics covered include: deciding how to structure your business, selecting a name, and how to register your business or corporation.

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This publication prepared by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is intended to provide readers with a general overview of the ten principles included in the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and how these principles affect associations and non-profit organizations (PDF - 10 pages).

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