Supporting the Alberta economy and energy sector 20235
Premier Jason Kenney, Energy Minister Sonya Savage, and Environment Minister Jason Nixon announced, in Edmonton on Friday, April 24, 2020, actions to support the economy and the energy sector.
A new program will provide the energy industry with access to up to $1 billion, creating jobs to immediately get Albertans back to work.
The Site Rehabilitation Program – mainly funded by the federal government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan – will provide grants to oilfield service contractors to perform well, pipeline, and oil and gas site reclamation work. Starting now, the program is expected to create about 5,300 direct jobs and lead to the cleanup of thousands of sites.
This work will be done in Alberta, putting Albertans back to work. The program will also provide additional economic benefits, such as indirect employment, helping support various sectors of Alberta’s economy – including restaurant and hotel workers, and many other businesses – as it begins to reopen and recover after the effects of COVID-19. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)