ECA Ottawa

Month: May 2020

LINKS TO GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Click the following link below for fact sheets and government resources.
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Click the following link for Province of Ontario updates provided twice daily.
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Click the following link for articles pertaining to construction & business.
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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.

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.

ONTARIO CONSTRUCTION SECRETARIAT SURVEY SERIES

Between May and June  2020, the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) led a series of Contractor Survey’s. These survey’s include hundreds of ICI (Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional) contractors from across Ontario. This survey provides insight into how the construction industry is adapting to new safety guidelines and issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.
All three recent OCS surveys can be found below: 

  1. Coronavirus Contractor Survey 1: Impacts and Actions – May 5, 2020
  2. Coronavirus Contractor Survey 2: Restart and Recovery – May 25, 2020
  3. Coronavirus Contractor Survey 3: Reemergence & Adaption – June 30, 2020

CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY (CEWS)

For employers, the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) applies at a rate of 75 percent 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.

For information on eligibility, calculations 10% wage subsidy for employers and the Canada Emergency Business Allowance click here.

COMMERCIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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.

SMALL BUSINESSES AND LANDLORD RELIEF

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.