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Welcome New President & Board

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 New ECA Ottawa President, Johannes Ziebarth, CEO of Ziebarth Electric Company, is pleased to welcome the 2022-2023 Board of Directors as elected at ECA Ottawa’s…

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CITY UPDATES VACCINATION POLICY

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To align with the easing of restrictions by the Province, the City of Ottawa will be amending its Mandatory Vaccination Policy to apply only to…

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Mask Mandate Ends Today

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Masks are no longer mandatory in most indoor settings in Ontario. The Ontario government has lifted the mask mandate for indoor settings, including schools, restaurants,…

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Lifting MandatorY Masks

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On March 9, 2022, Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health issued a statement lifting mandatory masking as of March 21, 2022. With continued…

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WSIB Employer Rebates

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The Minister of Labour Training and Skills Development, Monte McNaughton, announced this morning that the WSIB will be making a distribution of its surplus funds…

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Ontario Removing Restrictions

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The next phase of measures being eased wil start on February 17, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. As a result, sociaal gatherings will increase to 50…

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OTTAWA Begins Opening

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Starting Monday, Janaury 31, 2022 Ontarians can go back to enjoying restaurants, bars, gyms, shopping, sports, museums and increased gathering numbers. Indoors, you are allowed…

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ONTARIO EASES RESTRICTIONS

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Today, the Ontario government released details of steps to gradually ease public health measures. Starting January 31, 2022, indoor gathering limits will increase to 10…

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TEMporary Electric Rate Relief

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Starting today, the Ontario government is providing 21 days of electricity-rate relief to support families and workers spending more time at home, as well as…

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ECA Ottawa Reschedules AGM

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ECA Ottawa’s Board of Directors has agreed to reschedule this years AGM to April 12, 2022. It is the goal of the Board to host…

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Ontario Back To Step 2

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In response to recent trends that show an alarming increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health,…

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ONTARIO UPDATES OMICRON RESTRICTIONS

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To further strengthen its response to Omicron and reduce opportunities for close contact as the province gets as many vaccines into arms as possible, Ontario is introducing…

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ONTARIO & CANADA UPDATE SUPPORTS

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ONTARIO & CANADIAN GOV’T UPDATES SUPPORTS   The Ontario and Canadian governments have announced new support for businesses and workers that are impacted by public…

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2021 Ontario Electrical Saftey Code

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The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) would like to advise that the Government has approved the regulatory amendment to adopt the 2021 Ontario Electrical Safety Code…

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Adjudication Can Work For You

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Ontario’s adjudication system officially launched with the coming into effect of provisions in the province’s new Construction Act in October 2019. The system allows for parties to…

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ECA OTTAWA 2021 AGM ANNOUNCED

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Friday, October 22, 2021 – The ECA Ottawa Board of Directors unanimously agreed to hold our Annual General Meeting in person on Tuesday, February 22,…

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$7.4 Billion Announced AmonG Cancellations

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The federal government is spending $7.4 billion to extend and create new COVID-19 supports for hard-hit businesses and workers that will carry into the spring. Deputy Prime Minister and…

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U.S. Land Border Opens

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The White House announced today, October 15, 2021, it will lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals (Canada and Mexica) effective Nov. 8, at…

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VACCINE PASSPORTS NOW REQUIRED

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – A COVID-19 vaccine passport system kicks in September 22 in Ontario, requiring people to show proof of vaccination for entry…

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Proof of Vaccinations

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September 14, 2021 – Today the government released the regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements, which take effect on September…

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Ontario Opens Step 3

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Today the Ontario government has moved into Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen. It focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger…

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ONTARIO OPENS STEP 2 JUNE 30

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June 24, 2021 – With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve, the provincewide vaccination rate now surpassing the targets outlined in…

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Reimbursement for 3-day sick leave

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The online application, allowing business owners to be reimbursed for providing paid infectious disease emergency leave, the so-called 3-day sick leave, is now available. As…

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Province Announces 3 Step Plan

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The Ontario government announced a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the provincewide vaccination…

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Ontario Extends Stay-At-Home Order

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With the new, more contagious variants continuing to pose significant risks, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended…

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Skilled Trades Ontario to Replace OCOT

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On May 06, 2021, the Ontario Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Monte McNaughton, , introduced new legislation to help tradespeople get their certification…

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What You Should Know About Vaccines

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It’s not what you think. Watch this YouTube video which provides an interesting insight into the different vaccines and what you should know about them.…

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Ontario Enacts 3-Day Sick Leave

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On April 29, 2021 the Ontario Government introduced Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Pay (“Paid Leave”). Employers will be required to pay eligible employees up to…

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CCA Protocols For Construction Sites

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CCA has updated its COVID-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites to underline the urgency around following health guidelines on worksites, including wearing an…

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Gov’t Inspectors Coming To Jobsites

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Monday, April 19, 2021- The Ontario government will begin targeted provincewide inspections of construction sites starting  last Friday, April 16, 2021 to ‘hotspots’ of which…

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Travel Restrictions Imposed

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Monday April 19th, 2021 – Premier Ford announced late Friday that non-essential construction will be shut down effective Monday April 19th until at least May…

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Essential Construction Definition

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Essential Construction Defined – Further to the ECA Ottawa newsletter of Friday April 16 the province has now posted on line the detail as to…

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Ontario Enacts Provincial Stay-At-Home Order

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The Ontario government is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA). Premier Doug Ford says the order…

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Ontario Moves To Phase 2 Vaccine Plan

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The Ontario government is moving into Phase Two of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, with a focus on reaching individuals in “hot spot” communities where COVID-19…

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ECA Ontario’s AGM 2021

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ECA Ontario will be holding its virtual AGM, via Zoom, on Thursday, May 20, 2021 starting at 8:30am. The Zoom details were sent to all…

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Ottawa Moves Back To Red Zone

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Thursday, March 18, 2021 – Ottawa is entering the province’s Red Zone as of midnight tonight (Thursday). Under the Red control zone restrictions, second only…

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OTTAWA MOVES TO ORANGE LEVEL

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Ottawa and Eastern Ontario Move to Orange Tuesday –  Fifty-two days after Ottawa and eastern Ontario moved into lockdown, restaurants, non-essential businesses and gyms will…

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Ontario Ending Stay At Home

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The Government of Ontario announced February 8, 2021 that the Province is “moving to a regional approach allowing each region to transition from the shutdown…

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ECA Ontario Conference 2022

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2021 Conference Rescheduled to September 2022 –  ECA Ontario’s 2021 Annual Industry Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, has been rescheduled to September 18-24,2022. Prague, capital city of…

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Ontario Enters 2nd State of Emergency

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Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a 2nd State of Emergency and a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain…

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Ontario In LockDown December 2020

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December 21, 2020 – Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced today a province-wide shutdown effective Saturday, December 26 at 12:01 a.m. Most businesses and schools will…

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canada emergency rent subsidy

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November 23, 2020 – The Federal Government just announced today the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS). Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have…

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NEW COVID FRAMEWORK

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November 20, 2020 – Ontario has a developed a new Covid-19 response framework as part of its ‘Keeping Ontario Safe & Open’ strategy. This colour-coded,…

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ECA OTTAWA REMEMBERS

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November 11, 2020 – Today we pause to honour the sacrifice, courage and extraordinary service of our veterans, and those who continue to serve and…

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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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