New Federal Supports for Employees with Disabilities

On June 5, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced several new federal supports being put into place for Canadian citizens with disabilities.  These supports are intended to address the significant challenges faced by individuals with disabilities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including job insecurity and increased costs for personal support workers, medication, and … Continued

Canadian Government Announces New Support Measures for Students and Recent Graduates Affected by COVID-19

On April 22, 2020, Prime Minister Trudeau announced new proposed measures intended to assist post-secondary students, including continuing students facing challenges in securing summer employment and recent graduates entering the job market. The announced measures for this summer include: A proposed Canada Emergency Student Benefit, which would provide eligible students with $1,250 per month, and … Continued

Government announced COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Today, March 18, 2020, the Government of Canada announced a new set of emergency economic measures to address the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Provincial Health Officer (“PHO”) of British Columbia has also published further specific guidance about “essential workers” involved in travel outside of Canada. The key highlights of these announcements are set … Continued

Federal and provincial governments announce new measures to prevent spread of COVID-19

On March 16, 2020, the Federal and Provincial governments each announced further measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Federal Government Prime Minister Trudeau announced the following additional measures to restrict travel and entry into Canada: Canada is closing the border to non-Canadian citizens, with the following exceptions: permanent Canadian residents, the immediate family members … Continued