May 8, 2020
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NEWSMay 27, 2020
Ontario extends emergency orders until June 9, 2020
May 22, 2020
New Ontario Tools Grant helps apprentices purchase tools, and forgives outstanding loans owed by apprentices for tool purchases made at the beginning of their careers. Read the press release.
Rent assistance for small businesses announced: Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses provides relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. It offers unsecured, forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners to reduce the rent owed by their impacted small business tenants and meet operating expenses on commercial properties. Apply here.
May 20, 2020
As Ontario reopens, people urged to continue following public health advice
Face coverings now recommended when physical distancing is a challenge. The Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts are recommending that individuals wear a face covering where physical distancing is not possible, such as on public transit or in a small grocery store or pharmacy. See Ministry of Health covering recommendations.
May 19, 2020
Prime Minister announces expansion of support for workers and small businesses
The federal government announced an expansion to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to include many owner-operated small businesses. This extended measure will help small businesses protect the jobs that Canadians rely on.
Health and safety top priority as schools remain closed
The Ontario government is protecting the health and safety of students during the COVID-19 outbreak by keeping schools closed for the rest of this school year. At the same time, the government is planning for the reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year, the gradual reopening of child care, and the opening of summer day camps subject to the continuing progress in trends of key public health indicators.
May 15, 2020
CEWS/ 75% wage subsidy program extended
The Government of Canada will extend the CEWS by an additional 12 weeks to August 29, 2020.