On May 4, 2020, the BC government extended the maximum duration of temporary layoffs related to COVID-19, following other provinces’ lead. The BC government also announced details of its Restart Plan, with other provinces doing the same. Finally, in a busy week for employers, the Federal Government announced it will be extending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.
Urgent Employer Alert: Federal Government Now Implementing Major New 75% Wage Subsidy Program Available to Most Impacted Employers, the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
On March 18, 2020, Prime Minister Trudeau announced an $82-billion aid package to assist Canadians with the impacts caused by the COVID-19 crisis.