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Bulletin | Covid-19

Daily Workplace Wrap-up on COVID-19 for June 3, 2020

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Below are the key government announcements made on June 3, 2020 that touch on workplace issues. Our daily (weekday) and weekend overviews of previous government announcements, employment analyses and other COVID-19 information are available here

The Federal Government

Transport Canada announced expanded requirements for the use of face coverings in the transportation sector. These measures will be implemented through a combination of mandatory orders and guidance, across the aviation, marine, rail, and road transportation fields.

Alberta

The government issued Ministerial Order no. 606/2020 which allows provincial officers to undertake non-invasive health assessments and collect isolation questionnaires from travellers passing through the Coutts border crossing from the United States. The information collected by provincial officers may be shared within the government for the purpose of providing services and supports to those who must isolate or quarantine. 

British Columbia

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 3, 2020.

Manitoba

The government announced increased investment in the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant program.  The program provides grants to employers for employee training costs of up to $10,000 per employee, to a maximum employer grant of $100,000.  Employers are expected to cover a minimum of one-third of grant-eligible training costs.  Eligible training costs include tuition fees, cost of textbook, software, and other materials, exam fees, or travel costs for training individuals in remote locations.  The deadline to apply for the 2020-21 program is July 3, 2020.

New Brunswick

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 3, 2020.

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that the province will move from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 on Monday, June 8, 2020 if the number of new COVID-19 cases remains low over the next few days.

Under Alert Level 3, a number of public health measures will be relaxed to allow more business and recreational activities. A list of the business and recreational activities that are permitted under Alert Level 3 can be found here.

Nova Scotia

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 3, 2020.

Ontario

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 3, 2020.

Prince Edward Island

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 3, 2020.

Quebec

The government introduced Bill 61 (in French only), which would extend the provincial health emergency indefinitely if passed by the National Assembly, among other things.

Bill 61 also contains a number of COVID-19 economic recovery measures, including the acceleration of up to 202 infrastructure programs in the health, education, public transit and roads sectors.

As of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 3, 2020, Bill 61 had not yet been passed by the National Assembly.

Saskatchewan

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 3, 2020.

Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon

There were no major government updates in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories or the Yukon as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 3, 2020.

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