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Economic Security

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Immigrant Talent Could Help

Immigrant talent could help address Canada’s healthcare needs in COVID-19 recovery. A Statistics Canada study indicates that 47% of foreign-educated immigrants with a health-related education are underutilized. Click to view the report. A recent CBC article addresses the fact that there are many immigrant women who are engineers, doctors, and scientists who are working in … Continue reading

COVID-19 Leave for Workers

Ontario is extending Infectious Disease Emergency Leave for Workers during COVID-19. This new regulation will protect employees from permanent layoffs and businesses from potential closures. Read the press release on the Ontario website.   Read Employment E-News – June 2020 – A New Labour Landscape Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Canada Child Benefit

The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is $300 more per child to help support families during COVID-19. In July, CCB payments will increase once again. Learn more.   Read Employment E-News – June 2020 – A New Labour Landscape Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Skills Needed Post-COVID

What might a post-coronavirus-world look like? A rapidly changing work world will require people with certain skill sets. According to a Forbes.ca article, the following are job skills that will likely be in high demand in a post-covid world. Workers must be Adaptable and Flexible to respond to an ever-changing workplace. This will require updating … Continue reading

Rent Relief for Business

Significant rent relief for business is coming! In partnership with the provinces and territories, the federal government has recommended rent be lowered by 75% for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program has been developed to share the cost between government, small business tenants and landlords. Small business tenants and landlords would each be asked … Continue reading

Property Tax Rebate

The Municipality of Clarington is getting attention for becoming the first municipality to offer property tax rebates in wake of COVID-19. Read the CBC article.   Read Employment E-News – May 2020 – We Are Working to Serve You! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Pandemic Impact on Business

In April. Statistics Canada surveyed 12,000 businesses in order to gauge the impact of the pandemic – the results show that many Canadian businesses are struggling. Although some businesses have been minimally impacted by COVID-19, the majority have seen significant decreases in revenue and have had to layoff staff or reduce their hours. According to … Continue reading

Apprenticeship Grants Available

Ontario is helping apprentices succeed in the workforce and assisting employers in growing their businesses, while increasing participation from under-represented groups. There are a number of Apprenticeship Grants available to help individuals looking to start a career in the trades: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant Apprenticeship Incentive Grant – Women Apprenticeship Completion Grant Learn about 140+ trades … Continue reading

Interest Rate Cut

COVID-19 and a sharp drop in oil prices spurred the Bank of Canada’s surprise announcement to cut key interest rate to 0.25%. The key interest target is down to a crisis-level low. It was the third overall cut this month and the second unscheduled cut. Click to learn more.   Read Employment E-News – April … Continue reading

Business Resources

Invest Durham has assembled resources and information for businesses in Durham. It is updated at least daily with information about government programs, services and supports available during the pandemic. Click to access the webpage.   Read Employment E-News – April 2020 – Navigating New Territory Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca