Updates for the week of August 10, 2020
- The provincial government is reminding employers to submit applications under the Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19 Essential Worker Support Program by August 20, 2020.
- More information about the program is available online.
- The provincial government announced $6.6 million in financial support for tourism businesses in the Capitale-Nationale region that are suffering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- In partnership with the federal government, the province will provide municipalities with up to $1.6 billion as part of the first round of emergency funding under the Safe Restart Agreement.
- This funding will help municipalities protect the health and well-being of the people of Ontario, while continuing to deliver critical public services, such as public transit and shelters, as the province continues down the path of renewal, growth and economic recovery.
- The province extended its state of emergency under The Emergency Measures Act to continue to protect health and safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- The extension came into effect on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and lasts for 30 days.
- The province formally launched its #RestartMB campaign as a roadmap to recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Visit the #RestartMB website to learn more about the campaign and its programs.
- The province announced $35 million in support for the tourism sector. Under the Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program, eligible hospitality and event/attraction operators will be able to apply for a one-time, non-repayable emergency payment.
- For the accommodation sector and large event facilities, payments will range from $10,000 to $50,000, depending on sales revenue. For attraction, tour or event operators with ongoing fixed costs, payments will range from $7,500 to $15,000.
- Visit the Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program website for more information.
- Alberta’s Recovery Plan will create about 284 jobs by spending $49 million on local infrastructure projects in rural communities.
- Alberta will invest some $23.3 million, the Government of Canada is providing approximately $19.2 million through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) and the municipalities and communities are contributing over $6.2 million.
- Learn more about the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
- The province will hire approximately 500 additional health professionals to increase contact tracing, helping keep communities safe as it continues its COVID-19 restart plan.
- These temporary positions will be recruited by the Provincial Health Services Authority and the regional health authorities.
- To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has partnered with the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) to launch a funding program that will help the Northwest Territories tourism industry recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
- ITI regional offices will start accepting applications for the Growth and Recovery by Investing in Tourism (GRIT) Fund, a $1.5 million, one-time program cost-shared equally by ITI and CanNor.
- Visit the Industry, Tourism and Investment website for more information.
- The territorial government announced two new grants for all post-secondary students accessing full-time Student Financial Assistance (SFA) benefits in the 2020-21 academic year as part of COVID-19 Economic Relief Measures.
- Students can apply for funding or access further information about the grants by visiting the Student Financial Assistance website.