Jan 20, 2022
Ontario announces plan to ease public health restrictions
On January 20, 2022, the Ontario government released details of steps to gradually ease public health measures. The first phase begins January 31, 2022.
Jan 19, 2022
Congress 2022 is cancelled
We are saddened and disappointed that we have had to cancel the Congress 2022 in-person trade show. The COVID-19 situation has made it impossible to proceed. Everyone who purchased trade show passes will receive a full refund.
Jan 13, 2022
Feds extend CEBA repayment deadline
On January 12, 2022, the Canadian government announced the repayment deadline for CEBA loans to qualify for partial loan forgiveness is being extended from December 31, 2022, to December 31, 2023.
Jan 10, 2022
Ontario announces business relief grant and costs rebate program
On January 7, 2022, the Ontario government announced the Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant for small businesses that are subject to closure under the modified Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen. The government also announced the Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program, which will open on January 18, 2022.
Jan 1, 2022
Ontario increases minimum wage to $15 an hour
Special minimum wages for students under 18, homeworkers and hunting, fishing and wilderness guides have also increased.
Dec 17, 2021
Updated COVID-19 Testing and Isolation Guidelines
Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health Kieran Moore announced changes to the province's COVID-19 testing and isolation guidelines on Dec. 30, 2021.
Dec 17, 2021
Ontario announces new Covid-19 restrictions
Premier Doug Ford announced new COVID-19 restrictions will begin at midnight on Jan. 5, 2022.
Dec 16, 2021
MoL launches COVID-19 inspection blitz on Dec. 18 2021
Officials in Ontario's Ministry of Labour announced they are launching a COVID-19 inspection blitz on Dec. 18, 2021 to ensure businesses are following public health regulations.
Dec 15, 2021
Ontario announces restrictions to address omicron
In response to the rapidly-spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Ontario government announced Dec. 17 it is applying additional public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity and social gathering limits.