Month: May 2020
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 claim periods. Employers of all sizes and across all sectors of the economy are 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.
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 required moving forward in a post-pandemic environment. Click here to review or download the checklist.
Between May and June 2020, the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) led a series of Contractor Surveys. These surveys include hundreds of ICI (Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional) contractors from across Ontario. This survey provides insight into how the construction industry has adapted to new safety guidelines and issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.
All three recent OCS surveys can be found below:
The Ontario Government is committing $241 million to partner with the federal government and deliver more than $900 million in urgent relief to small businesses and their landlords through a new program, the Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (OCECRA).
The OCECRA will provide forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners experiencing potential rent shortfalls because their small business tenants have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for more details.
The Ontario government is partnering with the federal government to provide urgent relief for small businesses and landlords affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The province is committing $241 million through the new Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (OCECRA). The total amount of provincial-federal relief that would be provided is more than $900 million, helping to ensure small businesses are ready to reopen their doors when the emergency measures are lifted. Click here for more.