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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:
Apr 30
2020

COVID-19 – STANDARDIZED PROTOCOLS FOR ALL CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION SITES

The Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites outlines the best practices for construction sites in order to maintain the health and safety of all workers required to perform duties during the COVID-19 crisis. The protocols, which include prevention, detection and response measures, will minimize the impacts of the crisis and ensure business continuity in […]

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Posted:
Apr 28
2020

Your weekly Ontario Construction News – April 27 2020

PSPC further scales back construction projects, but work on Centre Block continues Ontario Construction News staff writer Covid-19 has halted about 85 projects in Ottawa’s parliamentary district, including interior repairs to the East Block building. Public Services and Procurement Canada has further scaled back ongoing construction work on a range of federal projects since Ontario […]

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Posted:
Apr 28
2020

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 (April 23, 2020)

News Release Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 April 23, 2020 TORONTO — On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is extending all emergency orders that have been put in place to-date under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until May […]

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Posted:
Apr 28
2020

Coronavirus: Construction Weekly Roundup | April 24

Coronavirus Roundup: Top Headlines  Find Ontario construction updates on the OCS website. Ontario names members of Construction Advisory Panel City of Ottawa pauses some construction projects but continues to accept and process building permit applications Government of Ontario to amend emergency order to allow release of holdbacks Premier Ford says Ontario is preparing for ‘gradual’ economic […]

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Posted:
Apr 28
2020

Service Canada Virtual Labour Market Partners Liaison Service for Ontario Region

Service Canada has announced the implementation of Service Canada, Ontario Region’s Virtual Labour Market Partners Liaison Service (VLMPLS), offered via a Regional General Delivery (GD) Mailbox as an additional point of access.  This GD mailbox offers a virtual channel for employers, unions and associations to submit questions, points for clarification, or expressed interest in assistance with ESDC […]

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Posted:
Apr 21
2020

Your weekly Ontario Construction News

‘A crisis like no other;’ IMF predicts COVID-19 will be the worst since the Great Depression Ontario Construction News staff writer The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a report released Tuesday said the “Great Lockdown” coronavirus pandemic will create a more serious recession than the Great Depression in the 1930s before rebounding in 2021 with […]

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Posted:
Apr 21
2020

Briefing Note #5 – as of April 21, 2020 – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers regarding COVID-19

Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Employers  Updated: April 21, 2020 DOWNLOAD PDF HERE Briefing Note – COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Employers – Updated to April 21 2020 – Sherrard Kuzz LLP As the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the […]

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Apr 20
2020

FAO Releases Report on Ontario’s Labour Market Results for March 2020

The Financial Accountability Office (FAO) has released a report looking at Ontario’s March 2020 labour market results in the wake of government measures to contain the COVID‑19 pandemic in the province. Key Points from the Report: Ontario employment declined by a record 403,000 jobs (or -5.3 percent) in March, more than four times greater than the previous […]

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