COVID-19 Updates

July 22, 2020

Government Updates Regarding COVID-19

With ongoing changes to government policies and responses regarding COVID-19, it is important to stay up to date with the latest information. Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments each have their own implementation policies and strategies to fight COVID-19.

July 15, 2020

Majority of Ontario Allowed to Enter Stage 3

The Ontario government has announced on July 13, that 24 of 34 regions will move on to Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan on July 17. The remaining 10 regions will remain in Stage 2 until further notice.

June 05, 2020

Government Assistance Programs and Benefits During COVID-19

With the uncertainty of job security and monthly payments, there are lots of questions surrounding what financial programs are available to assist IUPAT members.

Below, we’ve outlined some government assistance programs that IUPAT members can apply for if they are eligible.

May 15, 2020

Construction Sites Reopening on May 19

The Government of Ontario has announced that all construction operations will resume on Tuesday, May 19 as part of Stage 1 of Ontario’s three-stage reopening plan.

May 12, 2020

Health and Safety Practices on Construction Sites

Due to the COVID-19 virus, Ontario has been in a State of Emergency for over a month now. As of May 4, 2020, some essential construction projects have reopened.

April 06, 2020

Canada Emergency Response Benefit Application Portal

The application portal for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is now open. Find out if you’re eligible, and how to apply here.

March 30, 2020

Working at Heights Training Deadline Extension

As part of the Ontario government’s continued efforts to support the construction industry through this period, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and the Office of the Chief Prevention Officer will be announcing an extension for existing Working at Heights worker certifications.

March 29, 2020

Ontario’s Measures to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 on Construction Sites

Today, Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer announced updated guidance to help employers better understand their responsibilities and what is needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the job site.

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