The Electrical Contractors’ Association of Ottawa (ECA Ottawa) is the voice of the electrical industry on all matters pertaining to the greater Ottawa area. It is a not-for-profit organization that represents approximately 100 unionized electrical contractors in the greater Ottawa area.
As one of 11 area associations that make up the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Ontario (ECAO), ECA Ottawa speaks on behalf of its members on issues regarding electrical contracting legislation, health and safety policies, and construction legislation. It is the mission of ECA Ottawa to serve, promote, and improve the electrical contracting industry on behalf of its members in the greater Ottawa area.
ECA OTTAWA OFFICE NOW OPEN
The ECA Ottawa office at 86 Greenfield Ave, is now open. Anyone requiring Stat Dec ‘s to be signed or any apprentice testing or paperwork should call the ECA Office June 1st and make an appointment. Access to the office is available by appointment only. Please call to make arrangements to enter the building. If you show up without an appointment you will not be allowed in.
ONTARIO EXTENDS DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario is extending the provincial Declaration of Emergency to July 10.
ONLINE STABILIZATION FUND NOW OPEN
The IBEW has launched its new Online Stabilization Fund Program on June 1, 2020. With this software system going live, all applications must now be processed through the online program and not through the ECA Ottawa office. Should you have any issues with the system contact the IBEW office directly.
CONSIDERATIONS WHEN GOING BACK TO WORK
As you continue to prepare your company, staff and sites for full deployment please ensure you review the following .pdf document to assist you in checking off the considerations moving forward in a post-pandemic environment. Click here to review or download the checklist.
CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY (CEWS)
For employers, the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) applies at a rate of 75 per cent of the first $58,700 normally earned by employees – representing a benefit of up to $847 per week, per employee. You must submit a separate application for each of the 3 claim periods. Employers of all sizes and across all sectors of the economy would be eligible, with certain exceptions including public sector entities. An eligible employer’s entitlement to this wage subsidy will be based entirely on the salary or wages actually paid to employees. Click here to apply.
LINKS TO GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
Click the following link below for fact sheets and government resources.
Click the following link for Province of Ontario updates provided twice daily.
Click the following link for articles pertaining to construction & business.
CONTRACTOR HOT LINE
Business owners can call a new HOTLINE established to answer questions concerning your essential business status. The ‘Stop The Spread’ hotline number is 1-888-444-3659. The line will be available from 8:30am – 9:00pm Monday – Friday and 8:30am – 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday.
FOR ALL WSIB QUESTIONS
For any WSIB questions, we have contracted TeksMed through ECA Ontario to provide support for all issues. The number is 1-877-850-1021. This is a complimentary service for ECA Ottawa members.
Please Note: ECA Ottawa is not providing legal advice. Any information is provided to assist our Members. Please seek legal advice should you have further questions.