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COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan City, China in late 2019. Initially known as “2019 Novel Coronavirus,” the first case was reported on December 31, 2019, with confirmation and identification occurring on January 7th, 2020.  On March 2, 2020, the Ontario government announced that it would be implementing enhanced measures to safeguard the public from COVID-19, including a new response structure to ensure health system readiness. As the instances of COVID-19 continue to appear in Ottawa, employers should be prepared. Having the proper plans and policies in place to address COVID-19 in the workplace will not only assist in business continuity but will also protect employees. The following articles will set out some of the key obligations and important issues employers should consider. 

If one of your staff have potentially been exposed, or there is a confirmed positive test, please look at the following ‘Workplace Actions’ which should assist in developing your own processes or you can follow the attached file. CLICK HERE.

Ottawa Enters Modified Stage 2

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October 9, 2020 – The Provincial Government announced targeted restrictions for Ottawa, Toronto and Peel regions due to their higher transmission rates of Covid-19. Effective…

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Support for Business Owners

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There are a few support systems the Federal Government has announced in the last several months which apply to business owners. Programs such as the…

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Pre-Screening Now Mandatory

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As COVID-19 cases increase within Ontario in what has been described as a “second wave”, the Ontario Government has implemented regulatory changes that, effective September…

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New TEMPORARY EI PROGRAMS

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For CERB claimants who don’t qualify for the new EI benefits, which the CCPA estimates could be as many as two million people, they may…

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CERB IS OVER, NOW WHAT?

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New temporary benefits – CERB is now ending and is being replaced with new Employment Insurance (EI) program. Canadians with 120 insurable hours—which equates to…

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Gov’t Rolls Back Numbers In Ottawa

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September 17, 2020 – Premier Doug Ford announced today, in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and local medical officers of health, has…

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Feds To Replace CERB

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The federal Liberals are rolling out a $37-billion income-support plan for workers whose earnings have crashed during the pandemic. The CERB will be extended for…

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Download THE Covid Mobile App

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ECA Ottawa encourages our members to download the COVID Alert mobile app to protect yourself and your community!  Apple App store: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/id1520284227Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.gc.hcsc.canada.stopcovid. You will receive…

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OTTAWA ENTERS STAGE 3

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The provincial government announced that as of Friday, July 17th at midnight, Ottawa will officially enter Stage 3 of the reopening framework.  This includes the…

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PANDEMICS & CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY

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Quantifying the Impact July 06, 2020 – ELECTRI-INTERNATION, is a research and education  group for the electrical construction industry. They have just finished a report…

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LINKS TO GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

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Click the following link below for fact sheets and government resources.CLICK HEREClick the following link for Province of Ontario updates provided twice daily.CLICK HEREClick the…

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COMMERCIAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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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…

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SMALL BUSINESSES AND LANDLORD RELIEF

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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…

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RECAP OF BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMS

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Along with the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), which open April 27, 2020 there are also a number of additional programs available to employers including:– Business Credit…

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ESA FEE’S and PERMITS

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April 23, 2020 – ECA Ontario wrote to the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) regarding an unfortunate, and no doubt, unintentional consequence of the Ontario Government’s…

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FOR ALL WSIB QUESTIONS

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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…

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CONTRACTOR HOTLINE

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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…

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SUSPENSION OF HOLDBACKS LIFTED APRIL 16

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The emergency order regarding the suspension of limitation periods and procedural time periods under the Construction Act has been lifted. This allows for the release…

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NEW RESOURCES FOR CONTRACTORS

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CCA “Standardized Protocols for All Construction Sites”Released March 27. National best practices document. IHSA Covid-19 Best Practices for Construction in OntarioReleased March 20. Suggested best practices document.  OCA…

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CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT (CERB)

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Today the Federal government introduced the senate approved emergency aid package called the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). The revised package is set at $107BN, up from…

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A GUIDE TO DEALING WITH COVID 19

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Read this new Construction COVID-19 resource, “DEALING with COVID-19” from the Alberta Construction Association. The guide is titled “Pandemic Planning for the Construction Industry”. The 21-page…

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COVID-19 IBEW OUT OF WORK LIST

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UPDATE – Trade School

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UPDATE – March 16, 2020

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