Posts in Category : Industry News

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

Posted:
May 28
2020

COCA Newsletter – May 2020

Welcome to COCA’s monthly Newsletter. Unless noted otherwise, all articles written by COCA President, Ian Cunningham. View this newswletter as a web page. COCA’S COVID-19 PAGE To Stay Closed or to Open Up? On March 17th, our provincial government declared a state of emergency in Ontario under the Emergency Measures and Civil Protection Act. The […]

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Posted:
May 27
2020

Invitation to Virtual Workshop: Absenteeism and Attendance Issues in a COVID-19 World – Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment & Labour Lawyers

As the Ontario economy reopens and employees are permitted to return to work on-site, the potential for increased absenteeism is real. At the height of the pandemic scare, the Government of Ontario introduced a new COVID-19-related protected leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, to complement the general duty to accommodate disability and family status […]

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Posted:
May 27
2020

ICI Contractors begin route to recovery during Coronavirus pandemic

The Coronavirus Contractors Survey 2: Restart & Recovery is released as the second in a series of independent surveys conducted by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS). Between May 11 and May 15, 2020, the OCS led a Contractor’s Survey of 203 ICI (Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional) contractors from across Ontario. The survey provides insight on […]

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May 19
2020

Government extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Government extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy From: Department of Finance Canada News release May 15, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support Canadians and protect jobs during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Emergency Wage […]

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Posted:
May 19
2020

Workplace PPE Supplier Directory – (COVID-19)

BULLETIN #14-20 Please be advised that the Ontario Government has put together a PPE supplier directory that may be of assistance to your members. Workplace PPE Supplier Directory – (COVID-19) https://covid-19.ontario.ca/workplace-ppe-supplier-directory Review a list of companies that sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to keep your employees and customers safe from COVID-19.

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Posted:
May 19
2020

FAO Releases Update on Ontario’s Labour Market

The Financial Accountability Office (FAO) has released a new report looking at Ontario’s labour market results for April, during the ongoing economic shutdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ontario lost 689,200 jobs in April, bringing the province’s employment down to its lowest level since late 2009. As a result, Ontario’s unemployment rate climbed to 11.3 […]

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Posted:
May 19
2020

IHSA offers recorded webinar on COVID-19 Construction Health & Safety Practices

The Ontario government has lifted restrictions related to essential businesses including construction. In partnership with the health and safety associations they have released more than 90 safety guidance documents to assist employers in multiple sectors, including construction, retail, facilities maintenance and manufacturing. It is important that all construction job sites and construction employers have enhanced COVID-19 Health and Safety practices. The Framework document has a link […]

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Posted:
May 19
2020

Coronavirus Roundup: Top Headlines for the week of May 8-14, 2020

Coronavirus Roundup: Top Headlines for the week of May 8-14, 2020 Significant decline in construction employment in new StatsCan Data Ontario announces additional workplaces that can reopen Declaration of emergency extended while Ontario gradually reopens the economy Ontario to face severe economic contraction Click here to see this week’s top stories regarding the construction industry in Ontario that you […]

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Posted:
May 19
2020

Your weekly Ontario Construction News

Your weekly Ontario Construction News eletter: See today’s newspaper here. All construction projects can restart today, as province removes COVID-19 restrictions By Robin MacLennan Ontario Construction News staff writer The Simcoe County Home Builders’ Association (SCHBA), Ontario Home Builders’ Association and Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) are applauding the Ontario government’s decision to allow […]

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