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Connect First Credit Union Programs:

Member Loan Relief Program

Many members across all of our divisions can benefit from a total of six (6) month deferral to term loans and mortgages.

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Community Grants

To help support our community groups, anyone can apply for a $1,000 grant to help them provide local, COVID-19 assistance to their community.

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CUDGC Guarantee

As your financial partner, you can also trust that your money is safe with us. Deposits are 100% guaranteed by the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation.

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Government Programs:

Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy

To help employers keep and return workers to their payroll through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy was announced on March 27, 2020. This provides a 75-per-cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to March 15, 2020.

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Canada Summer Jobs Program

If you already applied to take part in this program, it will now provide employers with up to 100 per cent of the minimum hourly wage for each employee. Employers are also now allowed to hire staff on a part-time basis.

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Work Sharing Program Extended

If you use the federal government Work-Sharing program, it has been extended from 38 weeks to 76 weeks.

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Income Tax Deferral For Businesses

All businesses can defer, until after August 31, 2020, payment of any income tax amounts that become owing on or after March 18 and before September 2020.

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Government Programs We Can Help You With:

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

CEBA is a federal government loan program that provides small and medium-sized businesses with a limited-time, interest-free loan of up to $40,000.

Please Note: The Federal Government has recently announced an upcoming expansion to the CEBA program. We will update this page once we receive full criteria from the Government of Canada. Please check back for updates, and visit https://ceba-cuec.ca/ for the most up-to-date information.

We’re currently experiencing higher than normal application volumes, resulting in longer processing times for CEBA loans. If you have not received a response in seven (7) business days after submitting your application, please reach out to us at CEBAInquiries@ConnectFirstCU.com.

Please include the following:

    • Subject Line: Application follow-up for >
    • Applicant Name
    • Application Date
    • Your Banking Region (ie. Chinook, First Calgary, Legacy, Mountain View).

Thank you for your patience while we work hard to help our members!

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Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Direct Deposit Via Financial Instututions

To help you receive quicker payments from the CRA, you can sign up for direct deposits from the CRA through online banking with all of our four divisions. Just sign into online banking to get started.

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Canada Emergency Business Account (CEWS)

To help employers keep and re-hire workers amidst the challenges posed by COVID-19, the Government of Canada has implemented the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The CRA is administering the CEWS on behalf of the Government. Business owners can now sign up for direct deposit with CRA right through their online banking.

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Export Development Canada (EDC) Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)

The Export Development Canada (EDC) Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) offers businesses financial relief by providing a loan of up to $6.25 million for short-term liquidity.

Business members from all divisions of Connect First Credit Union can now apply for the EDC BCAP.

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Helpful Articles & Tools:

YMCA Calgary

Our community partners over at the YMCA have pulled together lots of resources to support your mind, body and spirit and help you through these challenging times.

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Money Talks Webinars

If you’d like to learn more about managing your money, these webinars are updated weekly and cover topics from understanding CERB, to mortgage deferrals.

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Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) COVID-19 Updates

The Canadian Credit Union Association has compiled a list of topics and resources to help you navigate the COVID-19 outbreak. Whether you're a personal, or business member.

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Business Financial Support - Momentum Blog

If you’ve been financially impacted by COVID—19 this blog pulls together all the support available to you and offers personal online coaching if you need more assistance..

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