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October 15, 2021
The Ontario government announced the enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code and the free verification app, Verify Ontario, are available for download starting October 15, 2021. Read the full announcement.
September 28, 2021
The Ontario government released an online COVID-19 Safety Plan Builder designed to help small businesses to develop their own COVID-19 safety plan. Check out the tool online.
September 27, 2021
The Ontario government announced the graduation of over 100 new health and safety inspectors who will conduct workplace inspections in the industrial, construction and health care sectors to help educate and workers and businesses about the newly-launched vaccine certificate program. Read the full announcement.
September 2, 2021
The Ontario government announced changes to the COVID-19 Provincial Testing Guidance and has provided a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to support Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) returning home safely. An FAQ to support both employers and workers is available in English, French and Spanish.
September 1, 2021
The Ontario government announced it will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021.
August 11, 2021
The Ontario government released new rules for managing Covid-19 cases and outbreaks on August 11, 2021. The document titled, COVID-19 Fully Immunized and Previously Positive Individuals: Case, Contact and Outbreak Management Interim Guidance, lays out guidelines with separate rules for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals.
July 20, 2021
The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development will hold a free webinar on Aug. 10 for information for employers and employees to help them understand their rights in regards to employment standards and occupational health and safety in relation to COVID-19. Read more.
July 9, 2021
The Ontario government announced it is moving the province into "Step Three" of the "Roadmap to Reopen" plan at 12:01 am on July 16, 2021.
June 7, 2021
The Ontario government announced it is moving the province into "Step One" of the "Roadmap to Reopen" plan at 12:01 am on June 11, 2021.
June 4, 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government made a regulation that changed certain Employment Standards Act (ESA) rules during the “COVID-19 period.” This regulation has been amended to extend the COVID-19 period to September 25, 2021. Learn more.
May 31, 2021
The WSIB Portal for employers to apply for the Ontario Covid-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit is now open.
May 28, 2021
Ontario releases updated schedule for second dose vaccinations with the 16-week interval reduced to as little as four-weeks. Read the full schedule.
May 26, 2021
The Ontario government website was updated to provide more information on the Ontario Covid-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit, including new information related to the benefit and an online portal for employers to submit claims.
May 21, 2021
Ontario announces roadmap to reopening.
May 18, 2021
The Ontario government announced it is expanding inspections of manufacturing and food processing workplaces, warehouses and distribution centres. Approximately 100 provincial offences officers are expected to visit about 1,500 workplaces in Toronto, Hamilton and regions of Durham, Halton, Peel and York between May 10 and May 28.
May 13, 2021
The Ontario government announced the extension of its "Stay-At-Home" order until at least June 2, 2021. All public health and workplace safety measures under the provincewide emergency brake will also remain in effect. Read the full announcement.
May 2, 2021
A factsheet from WSPS and Landscape Ontario to help those in the workplace seek some clarity on best practices to help mitigate risks under Covid-19.