Welcome to MH Enterprises. 

Agency Mission Statement

To provide our community members with high-quality, client-focused Employment Services, that enables our team to take a personalized approach in supporting and guiding our clients through informed career and training transitions. 

It is our goal to maintain, at all, times the respect and dignity of those we serve, by providing a specialized, individual approach for each client we serve. An approach that ensures and renews our clients' sense of empowerment over their life choices and directs them towards their chosen goals. 

It is our continuing focus to work as an integral part of the communities we serve; fostering and developing as a cohesive team to create innovative programs to best serve our clients. 

**All services are provided FREE of charge to all Albertan's meeting program eligibility requirements. To talk to a career representative for more information please call 403-823-6934*

 

25+ Years of Supporting our Community - Testimonials

 

Letter to Our Clients

The staff at MH Enterprises would like to thank you for your support over the last several months as we had to adjust how we assist you. As directed to follow Public Health Orders, our staff and your individual safety was of the utmost importance to all of us here. We hope you and your families are safe and well. For the duration of the public health emergency, we remained committed to working outside of our usual, funded programming to help you access financial supports and personal guidance support to navigate these unprecedented times.

The last few months have created personal and financial challenges for us all. We feel honoured to have been able to volunteer our time to assist our community, neighbours, friends, and families get through the collective impact that COVID-19 has had. We continue to belong to Drumheller’s Economic Recovery Task Force (working with businesses and other Drumheller professionals) to address immediate needs and help to provide creative/innovative solutions to the current labour market challenges we face. It is our goal to continue to support and guide you in your pursuit of work, financial security, and happiness.

As of June 15, 2020, we resumed our in-person services. As we work together through our relaunch, we have implemented some new protocols to continue to keep everyone safe.

These measures are in place to make sure that we continue to flatten the curve and return to the sense of normalcy we are all excited for. For your safety, and that of our staff, we are requesting that we all take the following considerations in mind prior to visiting us:

  • Please book an appointment prior to visiting our office. You can call, email or Facebook us to book an appointment and we will be happy to meet with you as soon as we can! Please keep in mind that we are limiting the number of people in our office at any given time so calling ahead will ensure we get to see you! If you would rather conduct your appointment by phone, Skype, Google Meet, Facetime, etc., just let us know and we will accommodate you. We want everyone to feel safe as we move forward together.
  • Please be aware that masks are now mandatory. In accordance with the mask bylaw implemented by the Town of Drumheller, masks are mandatory while visiting our office. Masks are available in the office for you to wear during your visit.
  • Please be advised that we may ask you some questions that are not typically asked when you book your appointment. These are pre-screening questions advised by the Government of Alberta. Examples of questions may include whether you are feeling ill, or if you have recently traveled. We are trying to do our part to ensure everyone stays healthy and appreciate your cooperation!
  • Please respect physical distancing in our office. We will do our best to make sure that everyone feels comfortable in our office. If you can respect the need for space, we would be extremely appreciative. If there is someone already in the elevator when you arrive, consider taking the stairs or waiting for the elevator to return.
  • Remember hand hygiene! This has been the motto of 2020. When you come to our office please feel free to use our hand sanitizer stations located throughout the office. We have you covered!
  • Sorry, no handshakes! We know it is important to greet a new person with a solid handshake, but we ask that you do not for a while. We are all getting used to this one and appreciate you refraining for a little while longer.
  • Feel confident in our enhanced cleaning protocols. We have enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the office to keep you safe. Meeting spaces and public work- stations will be thoroughly sanitized between each visitor.
  • Feel free to check-in ahead of time to ask any questions you may have. We encourage you to check in with us to make sure you feel comfortable coming to visit. We would be happy to alleviate any concerns to help you have the best experience possible.

Thank you for doing your part to ensure the continued safety of your family, friends, and neighbours. We are delighted to be able to see you soon!

The Staff of MH Enterprises

For questions regarding EI Coverage, please call:
1-800-206-7218

For any questions regarding Canada Recovery Benefit, please call:

For assistance navigating benefits available to you, please visit the following site:

https://covid-benefits.alpha.canada.ca/en/start

 

 

For further details please refer directly to:

Drumheller & District Chamber of Commercehttps://www.drumhellerchamber.com/

The Town of Drumhellerhttps://floodreadiness.drumheller.ca/covid-19/

Government of Albertahttps://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

Service Canadahttps://www.canada.ca/…/departm…/economic-response-plan.html

 Current Summary Updates:

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Additional Information

 
Relaunch Guidelines  Businesses Government of Alberta Industry-specific guidelines for Alberta Business Owners for Relaunch:
https://www.alberta.ca/biz-connect.aspx#guidance
 
Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) Small Businesses in Western Canada Government of Canada https://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/20059.asp  
Recovery Funding Available for Rural Business Small and medium sized businesses in rural communities. Government of Canada – Administered by Community Futures

Rural businesses can apply for loans of up to $40,000 from the $95.7 million earmarked for Western Canada through the Government of Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.

The 90 Community Futures organizations will administer this program. Community Futures Big Country – 403-823-7703

 
One-time, tax-free Payment for Seniors Seniors Government of Canada

The Government of Canada is providing a one-time tax-free payment of $300 for seniors eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension, with an additional $200 for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

This measure would give a total of $500 to individuals who are eligible to receive both the OAS and the GIS, and will help them cover increased costs caused by COVID-19.

No application necessary.
 

Canada Recovery Benefit

(CRB)

 

The benefit will be available to workers:

· Residing in Canada, who are at least 15 years old and have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)

· Who have stopped working or are facing a reduction of at least 50% in working hours because of COVID-19 and have not voluntarily quit their job;

· You did not apply for or receive any of the following: Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit, short term disability benefits, workers' compensation benefits, Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits, or Quebec Parental Insurance Plan benefits.

· You were not eligible for EI benefits

· You were seeking work during the period, either as an employee or in self-employment and you have not turned down reasonable work during the 2 week period you're applying for. 

·You earned at least $5,000 in 2019, 2020, or in the 12 months before the date you apply from any of the following sources: employment income, net self-employment income, or maternity and parental benefits from EI or similar QPIP benefits.

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) provides a payment of $1,000 (before taxes withheld) for each 2-week period that you apply for. After the CRA withholds a 10% tax at source, the actual payment you get is $900 per 2-week period.

You may earn employment or self-employment income while you receive the CRB. But to make sure the benefit reaches those who need it most, there is a difference in how much you can keep if you earn more than $38,000 in the calendar year. This amount excludes CRB payments.

You will have to reimburse $0.50 of the CRB for every dollar of net income you earned above $38,000 on your income tax return. You will not have to pay back more than your benefit amount for that year. This will be due at the same time as your income tax return for the year. Late payments will be charged interest.

Net income includes: Amounts that are normally considered part of net income for income tax purposes (line 23600 of your tax return), with some adjustments for split income and certain repaid amounts. Net income includes any CERB, CRCB, and CRSB payments you received. It does not include the CRB.

Apply Online or by phone at 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041. Phone Line hours are Monday to Sunday 6 am to 3 am (Eastern Time).

 

Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits

Employed or Self-Employed people who are sick, quarantined or caring for sick

(Must be Eligible for EI)

 

Service Canada

Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits provide up to 15 weeks of income replacement and is available to eligible claimants who are unable to work because of illness, injury or quarantine, to allow them time to restore their health and return to work.

The one-week waiting period for EI sickness benefits will be waived for new claimants who are quarantined so they can be paid for the first week of their claim.

People claiming EI sickness benefits due to quarantine will not have to provide a medical certificate.

People who cannot complete their claim for EI sickness benefits due to quarantine may apply later and have their EI claim backdated to cover the period of delay.

Important: If you are directly affected by the COVID-19 because you are sick or quarantined and you have not yet applied for EI benefits, please submit your application before contacting us. This will allow us to better serve you and prevent delays in establishing your claim.

If you have already completed the application for EI sickness benefits whether you are sick or quarantined and would like to have the one-week waiting period waived, call the new toll-free phone number below

Telephone: 1-833-381-2725 (toll-free)

 

Employment Insurance

Laid Off Due to Decline in Economy / COVID related closures

(Must be eligible for EI)

Service Canada

You may be entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) regular benefits if you:

  • were employed in insurable employment;
  • lost your job through no fault of your own;
  • have been without work and without pay for at least seven consecutive days in the last 52 weeks;
  • have worked for the required number of insurable employment hours in the last 52 weeks or since the start of your last EI claim, whichever is shorter;
  • are ready, willing, and capable of working each day;
 

Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) 

 

Large Employers - more criteria to followGovernment of Canada https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/05/11/prime-minister-announces-additional-support-businesses-help-save  
Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit

The benefit will be available to workers:

· Residing in Canada, who are at least 15 years old and have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)

· You are unable to work at least 50% of your scheduled work week because you're self-isolating for one of the following reasons: You are sick with COVID-19 or may have COVID-19, you are advised to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or you have an underlying health condition that puts you at greater risk of getting COVID-19.

· You did not apply for or receive any of the following: Canada Recovery Benefit, Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit, short term disability benefits, workers' compensation benefits, Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits, or Quebec Parental Insurance Plan benefits.

·You earned at least $5,000 in 2019, 2020, or in the 12 months before the date you apply from any of the following sources: employment income, net self-employment income, or maternity and parental benefits from EI or similar QPIP benefits.

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) provides a payment of $500 (before taxes withheld) for each 1-week period you apply for. After the CRA withholds 10% tax at source, the actual payment you get is $450 per 1-week period.

Your payment amount will be the same for each period you’ve applied for, even if you worked for part of the week. To be eligible, you must have missed more than 50% of your workweek.

If you’re eligible, you may apply up to a maximum of 2 weeks between September 27, 2020, and September 25, 2021.

Each Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) eligibility period is a specific 1-week period. When you apply, you will receive a $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) payment for that period.

The CRSB does not renew automatically. If your situation continues, you must apply for your second eligibility period separately. You may apply for any eligible 1-week period for up to 60 days after that period has ended.

You can apply for a maximum of 2 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021. The 2 weeks do not have to be taken consecutively.

If you become sick or have to self-isolate due to COVID-19 part way through a period, you can only apply for the period if you missed more than 50% of that workweek. If you miss less than that, you need to wait to apply for the next eligibility period.

Apply online or by phone at 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041.

 

Increased Child Tax Benefit

All Canadians who qualify for Canada Child Tax Benefit

Canada Revenue Agency

Eligible recipients will receive $300 more per child with their regular May CCB payment.

  • If you have previously applied for the CCB, you do not need to re-apply.
  • For more information on the Canada Child Benefit such as how to apply and eligibility requirements, go to Canada child benefit or call 1-800-387-1193
 

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance

Business Owners

Government of Canada

https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/media/news-releases/cfib-statement-ceba-expansion-and-canada-emergency-rent-assistance-program

 

 Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit

The benefit will be available to workers:

· Residing in Canada, who are at least 15 years old and have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)

· You are unable to work at least 50% of your scheduled work week because you are caring for a family member

·You are caring for a child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care because they are at home for one of the following reasons: their school, daycare, day program, or care facility is closed or unavailable due to COVID-19, or the person under your care is: sick with COVID-19 or has symptoms, at risk of serious health complications if they get COVID-19 as advised by a medical professional. 

· You did not apply for or receive any of the following: Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, Canada Recovery Benefit, short term disability benefits, workers' compensation benefits, Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits, or Quebec Parental Insurance Plan benefits.

·You earned at least $5,000 in 2019, 2020, or in the 12 months before the date you apply from any of the following sources: employment income, net self-employment income, or maternity and parental benefits from EI or similar QPIP benefits.

·You are the only person in your household applying for the benefit for the week

·You are not receiving paid leave from your employer for the same period

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) provides a payment of $500 (before taxes withheld) per household for each 1-week period applied for. After the CRA withholds a 10% tax at source, the actual payment you get is $450 per 1-week period.

Only one eligible individual in the same household (living as a family at the same address) can apply for the benefit per week.

Each household may receive payments for a maximum of 26 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021.

If you're eligible, your payment amount will be the same for each period you’ve applied for, even if:

  • you are caring for more than one family member who needs supervised care
  • you worked for less than 50% of the workweek

Each Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) eligibility period is a specific 1-week period. When you apply, your household will receive a $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) payment for that period.

The CRCB does not renew automatically. If your situation continues, you must apply for each period separately. You may apply for any eligible 1-week period for up to 60 days after that period has ended.

Each household can apply up to a maximum of 26 periods between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021. The 26 weeks do not need to be taken consecutively.

If you started caring for a family member part way through a period, you can only apply for that period if you missed more than 50% of that work week. If you miss less than that, you need to wait to apply for the next eligibility period.

Apply online or by phone.

 

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Business Owners / Self-employed

Canada Revenue Agency

Small businesses will get wage support by reducing how much they hand over in payroll deductions to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) rather than receiving a government cheque.

For more information please see link:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/wage-subsidy.html

 

WCB premium payment deferral

Business Owners / Self-employed

Government of Alberta

Small, medium and large private sector employers can defer WCB premium payments until 2021.

For small and medium businesses, the government will cover 50% of the 2020 premium when it is due in 2021

Large employers will have their 2020 WCB premium payments deferred until 2021, at which time their premiums will be due. Employers who have already paid WCB premiums in 2020 are eligible for a rebate or credit

 

Utility payment deferral

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Employees sick, in isolation, or laid off due to COVID-19

Business Owners / Self-employed

Government of Alberta

This program is available to Albertans who are experiencing financial hardship as a direct result of COVID-19. For example, those who have lost their employment or had to leave work to take care of an ill family member.

Small commercial customers can defer electricity and natural gas bill payments for the next 90 days to ensure no one will be cut off, regardless of the service provider.

This program is available to Albertans who are experiencing financial hardship as a direct result of COVID-19. For example, those who have lost their employment or had to leave work to take care of an ill family member.

Call your utility provider directly to arrange for a 90-day deferral on all payments.

 

Banking

Contact your institution for personal assistance, based on your situation.

Employees sick, in isolation or laid off due to COVID-19

Business Owners / Self-employed

Government of Alberta

The new Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced.

To qualify, these organizations will need to demonstrate they paid between $20,000 to $1.5 million in total payroll in 2019.

This program will roll out in mid-April and interested businesses should work with their current financial institutions.

Business and individuals’ members should contact their credit union directly to work out a plan for their personal situation.

ATB Financial Customers

  • Small business customers can:
    • apply for a payment deferral on loans and lines of credit for up to 6 months
    • access additional working capital
  • Other businesses and agriculture customers can access support on a one-on-one basis. Further solutions are being considered at this time
 

Job Protected Leave

Employees sick, in isolation or laid off due to COVID-19

Government of Alberta

Changes to the Employment Standards Code will allow full and part-time employees to take 14 days of job-protected leave if they are:

  • required to self-isolate
  • caring for a child or dependent adult that is required to self-isolate

 To be eligible, employees:

  • will not be required to have a medical note
  • do not need to have worked for an employer for 90 days

This leave covers the 14-day self-isolation period recommended by Alberta’s chief medical officer. This leave may be extended if the advice of the chief medical officer changes.

The leave does not apply to self-employed individuals or contractors.

 

Vacation Time

 

Employees sick, in isolation or laid off due to COVID-19

Government of Alberta

Employees can request using their vacation pay or banked overtime, but employers are not required to grant the request. Provincial employment rules only require employers to provide vacation pay, vacation leave or pay banked overtime within a year of it being earned.

Employers can request employees voluntarily take vacation leave and/or use their vacation pay or banked overtime but cannot force them to do so under provincial employment rules.

 

Business Link

Resource hub for business owners

Business Link

One-stop Business Link support for small businesses to help connect them with COVID-19 supports that meet their unique business needs with services such as one-on-one guidance, webinars, expert sessions legal and financial specialists, and more.

https://businesslink.ca/covid-19/

Utility Bills / Property Taxes

Employees sick, in isolation or laid off due to COVID-19

Business Owners

Town of Drumheller

To help support citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic utility customers (residential and commercial) can defer utility water payments until July 5, 2020. There will be no interest or penalties or disconnections from March 24 – July 5, 2020. At the end of the deferral period, a pro-rated payment schedule will be confirmed with the account holder. Customers will continue to receive bills so they can monitor their account. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 403-823-1302 for further information.

Town of Drumheller is committed to providing increased flexibility and immediate short-term relief for the 2020 Property Tax payment. Taxpayers (residential and commercial) who are enrolled in the monthly preauthorized tax installment plan can defer their monthly payment until June 2020. For further details, please call 403-823-1314.

Student Loan Deferral

Individuals repaying Student Loans

Government of Canada

The Government of Canada has announced its plan to pause the repayment of Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans until September 30, 2020, with no accrual of interest. Pending parliamentary approval, these measures will become effective March 30, 2020. This will include pre-authorized debits. These measures will provide relief to nearly 1 million CSLP borrowers in repayment.

Students who are currently studying can continue to apply for Canada Student Loans. There will be no change to the application process. If a borrower wishes to apply for student financial assistance during the pause, they should apply through their Province or Territory of residence.

Salvation Army Food Bank

Call for Eligibility criteria

403-823-2215

Drumheller Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Food Bank has expanded upon their eligibility criteria and is now offering fresh produce along with non-perishable food items.     The Food Bank is open 5 days / week, by appointment only. Please call the Food Bank to discuss your suitability for a food hamper.

403-823-2215

Agriculture Job Connector

Out of work Albertans who may be able to leverage skills to Agriculture Sector

Government of Alberta

https://www.alberta.ca/agriculture-job-connector.aspx#toc-1

Employer and Employee consulting in Drumheller, and the surrounding areas

We do assessments of your current skills, strengths, and abilities.

We offer guided service plans that outline step-by-step what you will need to get the job you want!

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