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 which ensures and renews our clients sense of empowerment over their own 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 program approaches 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*

 

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MH ENTERPRISES IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE IN-PERSON SERVICES AT THIS TIME.

Reflecting on our longstanding dedication to helping our community members, we are taking responsibility to support our community throughout the ongoing COVID-19 directed guidelines. We will continue to monitor and assess the updates provided by the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health. MH Enterprises, Employment Services is currently closed to in-person office services, our staff will remain available to assist you through alternate service delivery methods.

Please feel free to contact us as we are still available for alternative delivery services to you by phone and email.

Office: 403-823-6934

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For questions regarding COVID-19 EI Coverage, please call:
1-833-381-2725

For any questions regarding Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, please call:

1-800-959-8281

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

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

As all of us at MH Enterprises, Employment Services remain available for on-going employment support services,
we also are remaining committed to you and our community to provide you with summaries of assistance that are
available to you from the impacts we are facing from COVID-19.

 

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 Emergency Response Benefit

(CERB)

 

The benefit will be available to workers:

· Residing in Canada, who are at least 15 years old;

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

· Seasonal workers whose EI has run out and do not have another source of income.

· Who had income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of their application; and

· Who are or expect to be without employment or self-employment income for at least 14 consecutive days in the initial four-week period.

Service Canada

If you stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. The benefit requirements are changing frequently to include more people affected by the pandemic. Refer to the following website to determine your eligibility and apply:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html

Please call 1-800-959-8281 to apply

Important! If you are not eligible for Employment Insurance, find out how you can get ready to apply for the CERB through the Canada Revenue Agency.

For subsequent benefit periods, they expect to have no employment income.

The Benefit is only available to individuals who stopped work as a result of reasons related to COVID-19. If you are looking for a job but haven’t stopped working because of COVID-19, you are not eligible for the Benefit.

 

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 Emergency Response Benefit for StudentsStudentsGovernment of Canada

Applications open via Canada Revenue Agency on Friday, May 15th

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/trudeau-canada-emergency-student-benefit-application

 

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

 

 

Emergency Community Support Fund

Charities and Non-Profit OrganizationGovernment of Canadahttps://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/04/21/prime-minister-announces-further-support-help-canadians-need  

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

 

Corporate income tax

Business Owners / Self-employed

Government of Alberta

Corporate income tax balances and instalment payments will be deferred from March 19 until August 31, 2020 to increase employers’ access to cash so they can pay employees, address debts and continue operations.

Commercial landlords are encouraged to pass savings on to their tenants through reduced or deferred payments to help employers pay their employees and stay in business.

Businesses capable of paying their taxes in full are encouraged to do to so. This will assist the province in supporting Albertans through the pandemic.

 

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid19-90-day-utility-deferral.pdf

 

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.

 

Increased Flexibility for Canada Summer Jobs

Business owners hiring staff ages 15-30

Service Canada

The Government of Canada has announced increased flexibility for the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

See link for more information:

https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/04/08/changes-canada-summer-jobs-program-help-businesses-and-young

 

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

Drumheller Low Income Tax Program

Seniors and individuals with modest income and simple tax situations for the 2019 tax season.

Participants must still meet the specified income thresholds of $35,000 for single and $45,000 for couples

Drumheller FCSS and Seniors Foundation

You may pick up a tax envelope at Freson Brothers or Riverside Value Drug Mart containing the required Revenue Canada Form 183.

Instructions:

1. Collect your tax envelope from Freson Brothers or Riverside Value Drug Mart

2. Complete Part A including your name, current address and phone number

3. Sign and date Part G on Form 183 – We must have your current information plus a signature in order to file your taxes (other information will be added by the tax preparer).

4. Put this form along with all tax slips into a separate envelope for each individual.

5. Seal the envelope and deposit it into the book return slot at the Drumheller Public Library.

Our generous volunteer, Bill Wulff will complete your taxes and e-file them with Revenue Canada. A paper copy of your completed return will be mailed to you. You will be contacted by phone if we need any additional information. In order for Mr. Wulff to provide this vital service, please do not contact him directly. Call Seniors Services if you have any questions at 403-823-1317.

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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