March 22, 2022
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March 23, 2022
The Ontario government released an overview of its plans for removing COVID-19 related public health restrictions. The document detail Ontario's "Reopening Plan" including key dates, changes to data reporting, and new case contact and isolation rules. Read the full announcement.
Feb. 14, 2022
The Ontario government announced it is accelerating plans to ease public health measures, with the next phase of measures being eased on February 17, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. Read the full announcement.
Jan. 20, 2022
On January 20, 2022, the Ontario government released details of steps to gradually ease public health measures. The first phase begins January 31, 2022. Read the full announcement.
Jan. 12, 2022
The Canadian government announced the repayment deadline for CEBA loans to qualify for partial loan forgiveness is being extended from December 31, 2022, to December 31, 2023, for all eligible borrowers in good standing. Read the full announcement.
Jan. 7, 2022
On January 7, 2022, the Ontario government announced the Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant for small businesses that are subject to closure under the modified Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen. The government also announced the Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program, which will open on January 18, 2022. Read the full announcement.
Jan. 3, 2022
The Ford government announced sweeping new COVID-19 restrictions starting Jan. 5, 2022. Read the full announcement.
Dec. 30, 2021
The Ontario government made signficant changes to its COVID-19 testing and isolation guidlines. Read the full announcement.
Dec. 17, 2021
The Ontario government announced new capacity and gathering restrictions to address the rise of the Omicron variant in the province. Read the full announcement.
Dec. 17, 2021
The Ontario Ministry of Labour announced it is launching a COVID-19 safety inspection blitz on Dec. 18, 2021 to ensure businesses are following public health regulations.
October 22, 2021
The Ontario government released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures by March 2022.
October 21, 2021
The federal government announced an updated Covid-19 relief program strategy.
October 18, 2021
The Service Canada website was updated on October 15, 2021 to include new guidance for employers and claimants regarding employment separation due to vaccine mandates.
October 15, 2021
The Ontario government announced the enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code and the free verification app, Verify Ontario, are available for download starting October 15, 2021. Read the full announcement.
September 28, 2021
The Ontario government released an online COVID-19 Safety Plan Builder designed to help small businesses to develop their own COVID-19 safety plan. Check out the tool online.
September 27, 2021
The Ontario government announced the graduation of over 100 new health and safety inspectors who will conduct workplace inspections in the industrial, construction and health care sectors to help educate and workers and businesses about the newly-launched vaccine certificate program. Read the full announcement.
September 2, 2021
The Ontario government announced changes to the COVID-19 Provincial Testing Guidance and has provided a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to support Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) returning home safely. An FAQ to support both employers and workers is available in English, French and Spanish.
September 1, 2021
The Ontario government announced it will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021.