Dear Members, Partners and the Community at large,
These last few weeks have brought so many new changes to the way we live, work, and communicate. At the Chamber, we’re trying to cope by finding things we can do to make this journey just a little easier for our community. In our Newsletters we have shared the information that we gathered with TIAC, Tourism Industry Association of Canada, TIAO, Tourism Industry Association of
Ontario, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and various other
sources of information. Today we have a particularly busy
Newsletter because the information was plenty. We are also, once
again, asking you to take surveys; one from TIAC, due April 23 rd
and the Canadian Survey On Business Conditions, for the Federal
Government, the deadline for participation has been extended to
April 24 th .
We understand that there is a survey fatigue but just a few minutes
of your time will help shape the public policies needed to facilitate
Canada’s COVID-19 recovery efforts. These surveys are essential
to know firsthand the information from the front line.
Thank you very much,
The team at Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce and
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Calculator Now Available
Ahead of the Wage Subsidy application process, which will be available in the coming days, additional details and a calculator are now available for businesses.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of people across the province. Passed during a special sitting of the Ontario legislature and with the full cooperation of all parties, the Declaration of Emergency has been extended until May 12.
To assist the education sector, municipalities, and students during the COVID-19 emergency, Ontario has passed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Protection Act in the Ontario Legislative Assembly, amending the Education Act, Planning Act, Development Charges Act, Police Services Act and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act.
More Resources from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Everyone is asking! Curbside pick up available at Greaves Jams Factory, 1 Walker road, Virgil. 905 468 3608 Monday- Friday. Thanks for your support.
EXPANSION OF CERB ELIGIBILITY
The federal government has announced changes to CERB to include support for those earning less than $1k a month, seasonal workers and students who earned $5k last year and those who have recently exhausted EI and have been unable to find work.
Check out our website for an updated list of restaurants offering takeout, curbside pickup or delivery. As well as a full list of wineries offering curbside pickup and delivery.
Government Provides Funding To Ag Sector For Temporary Foreign Workers’ Quarantine
On April 13, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced $50 million ($1,500 per TFW) to help farmers, fish harvesters and all food production and processing employers put in place the measures necessary to follow the mandatory 14-day isolation period required of all workers arriving from abroad.
The funding is conditional on employers not being found in violation of the mandatory 14-day isolation protocols or any other public health order. This program will be available as long as the Quarantine Act is in force and the isolation protocol is followed.