Province Launches Commercial Rent Survey

Province Launches Commercial Rent Survey

Government of Alberta

The Province launched an online survey on May 25 to gain feedback from businesses and commercial landlords regarding the challenges of making or receiving rent payments due to COVID-19.

“We expect businesses and landlords to work together in a respectful and fair manner during this challenging time. We strongly encourage landlords to participate in the CECRA program and to be flexible and understanding of their tenants’ financial circumstances. We are asking businesses to pay their rent as fully and consistently as possible if they can. This isn’t an easy time for anyone – but by working together, we will get through these tough times,” said Tanya Fir, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism.

Responses to this survey will help us support Albertans and Alberta businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will use the information to learn more about:

  • the types of issues businesses and landlords are experiencing
  • how many businesses and landlords are affected
  • whether businesses and landlords have been able to access available supports

Tenants and landlords can fill out a survey via to help gauge any challenges they may be experiencing while working together to develop a payment schedule, paying their rent, or meeting other financial obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Survey results will give the government further insight into the types of issues businesses and landlords are experiencing and whether they have been able to access available supports. These insights will aid in determining whether additional measures are needed to support businesses struggling to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are unable to access or successfully complete the survey online, you can complete the survey by phone through the Consumer Contact Centre by calling 1-877-427-4088 (toll-free) and pressing 4. You can also share your feedback by email at You will not receive a response to your submission.