How to Apply for Alberta’s Emergency COVID-19 Isolation Support of $1,146

Credit: Government of Alberta

On March 18th, Premier Jason Kenney announced that as part of the government’s economic measures to help Albertans affected by the COVID-19 crisis, Alberta will providing immediate financial assistance under the Emergency Isolation Support Program ($573 per week) during self-isolation for working adult Albertans who must self-isolate.

Alberta government says that if your application is approved, you will receive a one-time payment of $1,146 through Interac e-Transfer within 24 to 48 hours.

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Who can apply for Alberta’s Emergency COVID-19 Isolation Support of $1,146:

The program is for those who have experienced a total or significant loss of income and are not receiving compensation from any other source because of a

  • diagnosis of COVID-19
  • or have been directed by health authorities (Health Link 811) to self-isolate
  • or is the sole caregiver of a dependent who is in self-isolation.

The Government says that you can not apply if:

  • were not working immediately before you were advised to self-isolate
  • can work from home
  • are not experiencing a significant loss of income as a result of self-isolation
  • are currently collecting other forms of income support or employer benefits while self-isolated, such as:
  • are staying home to care for a dependent who is home for a reason other than self-isolation
  • reside outside of Alberta


Submit an application through the Province of Alberta’s website.

What You Need: Create a MyAlberta Emergency Isolation Support digital ID using your Alberta driver’s licence or ID card number. You will receive an email confirmation with a reference number for future interactions after a successful submission.

If You Need Help to Complete Application: Call Alberta Connects at 310-4455, open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm.


More Information

FYI: According to Service Alberta, to help meet the higher than anticipated demand, MyAlberta Emergency Isolation Support will be temporarily unavailable during certain times of the day.

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