Prince Edward Islanders who travel outside of the Atlantic Bubble can now apply to work-isolate upon their return to PEI if they undergo COVID-19 testing.
Work-isolation requires the individual to self-isolate at home when not at work or attending COVID-19 testing appointments.
PEI residents who want to work-isolate after travel outside of the Atlantic Bubble must first complete anonline application.
Masks are now mandatory in indoor places where the public and employees interact (retail businesses, malls, service centres, places of worship, restaurants and bars except while eating, etc.) and organized indoor gatherings in public spaces (e.g. weddings, funerals, etc.).
The provincial government introduced Ontario’s Main Street Recovery Plan. It’s intended to support small businesses and modernize rules to allow them to innovate and meet the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among other things, the plan provides a one-time grant of up to $1,000 for eligible small businesses to help offset the cost of personal protective equipment
The provincial government is matching a $295 million investment by the federal government to retool Ford of Canada’s Oakville Assembly Complex into a global hub for battery electric vehicle production.
Ford’s Oakville plant directly employs over 3,000 people and will be modernized with a flexible manufacturing system able to accommodate multiple battery electric vehicle models.
The provincial government is investing an additional $75 million over the next two years to help apprentices in skilled trades cover living expenses during their in-class training.
The government is also appointing a five-member Skilled Trades Panel to provide advice and recommendations to the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development on developing a new approach to training and certification.
A new renewable natural gas facility in Niagara Falls will create local jobs and stimulate regional economic development, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
The Niagara Renewable Natural Gas Facility investment will employ approximately 50 people during construction, two to three new full-time skilled jobs once operational and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
The provincial government is providing clarity on how it will treat new federal income supports for provincial Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) clients, and is extending other important services and supports to vulnerable Manitobans as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The federal government’s new Canada Recovery Benefit, Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit and Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit will be treated as earned income under EIA for existing clients and for anyone who may apply for benefits in the disability category.
The EIA program continues to work with clients by telephone, email, fax and online to answer any questions as to how the new federal benefits may affect their EIA benefits.