From the Minister
From COVID to construction, 2020 has been all about confidence and security at home for Service Alberta.
New members for the Real Estate Council of Alberta’s board and industry councils are now in place.
New rules around payment timelines, construction liens and adjudication protect jobs and provide certainty for construction sector.
With Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicking off across the country, this is a great time to brush up on cybersecurity practices.
Blending technology, efficiency and common sense for a new approach to service delivery.
- The Business Enforcement Search Tool (BEST) gives Albertans easy and free access to the history of consumer protection enforcement actions against a business.
- The Report a Rip-off tip line (1-877-427-4088) allows consumers and businesses to report suspicious or dishonest activities anonymously.
- The Consumer Alerts program issues proactive warnings about dishonest businesses to help consumers make informed choices.
- Consumer and business tip sheets provide information to help Alberta’s consumers and businesses protect their rights and interests.
Cutting red tape
- Service Alberta is cutting red tape to make life easier for hard-working Albertans. Steps taken to date include updating condo regulations and improving access to online services
- Service Alberta partnered with British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to launch the Multi-jurisdictional Registry Access Service, a hub that slows corporate information sharing between provinces to make extra-provincial registration faster and easier.
- Service Alberta partnered with the Canada Revenue Agency to introduce the Common Business Number, which provides a streamlined application process for newly created corporations, non-profits, partnerships and sole proprietorships. Alberta businesses can incorporate and get their federal business number and tax program account in a single step.
- Service Alberta is working on a strategy to improve broadband speeds in underserved areas by leveraging strategic partnerships with other levels of government and service providers, like TELUS and Shaw.
- MyAlberta eServices brings Government of Alberta services online through a single, convenient access point. Use MyAlberta Digital ID during checkout to save more time.
- New parents can quickly and easily register their newborn’s birth information and order birth certificates online.
Alberta’s budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.
MyAlberta Digital ID gives seamless access to personal online health records, making it easier than ever to understand your health care.
Birth registration is now digital, allowing new parents to easily register their newborn’s birth and order a birth certificate online.
Any Canadian resident 18 years of age or older may now serve as a temporarily marriage commissioner for their friends of family getting married in Alberta.
Minister Glubish was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park.
Born in Edmonton, Glubish was raised in Saskatoon, where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Finance, at the University of Saskatchewan before moving back to the Edmonton area in 2004 to start his career. He is married to Allison, his wife of 10 years, who is a junior high teacher with Elk Island Public Schools.
Glubish has dedicated his professional life to facilitating investment in Alberta technology companies. He began his career with Foundation Equity, an investment ﬁrm, where over eight years he rose to Partner and participated in the negotiation and success of more than $40 million in technology business investments.
He then spent four years at the Edmonton head office of NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services, where he managed their mergers & acquisitions efforts, investing over $150 million to buy eight companies and grow their operations across North America. These transactions generated signiﬁcant interest from the Private Equity investment community, which resulted in the sale of a majority stake in NCSG to one of the largest Canadian private equity firms.
Prior to his election, Glubish worked for Vancouver-based Yaletown Partners, a Venture Capital fund, where he oversaw investments into Alberta-based technology companies.
Nate Glubish was appointed as the Minister for Service Alberta on April 30, 2019. He is applying his expertise to provide and ensure efficient delivery of the services Albertans rely on.