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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 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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Posted:
May 13
2020

#LunchBoxChallenge – COVID support initiative for construction

Scott Construction in BC, launched the Lunchbox Challenge in appreciation for front-line site staff and to support local restaurants struggling in response to COVID-19. The initiative has come to Ontario and will be launched on May 20 at Scott’s Bronte Medical Centre job site in Milton. Scott is looking for your support and assistance in […]

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Posted:
May 13
2020

Briefing Note: COVID-19 – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers – Updated to May 8, 2020 – Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment and Labour Lawyers

Attached is Briefing Note #6 (updated to May 8, 2020) – COVID-19 – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers. Please Note: Information changes daily (sometimes within a day), including the details of the various government initiatives, announcements and regulations. As such, it is important to carefully review each updated Briefing Note to ensure you […]

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Posted:
May 13
2020

Your weekly Ontario Construction News | May 11 2020

Your weekly Ontario Construction News eletter: See today’s newspaper here Ontario cancels Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse construction project to fund remote and online justice services Ontario Construction News staff writer The provincial government has decided to pull the plug on the Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse construction project to free up funds to expand the delivery of remote […]

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Posted:
May 13
2020

Ontario Supports Job Creators as People Start Returning to Work

News Release Ontario Supports Job Creators as People Start Returning to Work May 8, 2020 Government continues to prepare for the next stages of reopening the economy TORONTO — As people gradually begin returning to work, the Ontario government continues preparing for the next phase of restarting the provincial economy through the implementation of its […]

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Posted:
May 13
2020

BULLETIN: Significant Decline in Construction Employment in New StatsCan Data | May 8th 2020

Statistics Canada released its April Labour Force Survey data today, with data showing steep declines in employment across the economy. After being spared from the full impact of the coronavirus economic disruption in the previous month, Ontario’s construction employment fell dramatically in April. Ontario’s economy as a whole has now lost over a million jobs […]

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