The federal government of Canada has clarified that the Employment Insurance rules allowing employers to make additional payments to workers through Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plans do not apply to employees receiving the CERB.
On May 11, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that, as part of its COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, the federal government will establish the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) program.
On April 30, 2020, in anticipation of the gradual reopening of its economy, Ontario announced that it had released safety guidelines to enable employers to protect workers, customers, and the general public.
In Canada, the easing of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic is determined by each individual province or territory. A number of provincial governments have announced how they plan to gradually ease restrictions.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Canadians are performing work for their employers inside their homes. This raises the question of who has responsibility for potential hazards they may be exposed to while doing so.
The Canadian federal government announced that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) application form will become available on Monday, April 27, 2020, and launched an online CEWS calculator to help employers apply for the CEWS.