2020‒21 Federal Gas Tax Fund Allocations

The Prime Minister announced on June 1st that the Federal Government would be fast tracking to $2.2 billion in annual Gas Tax funding to municipalities to help with jump-starting the economy post-COVID. Infrastructure and Communities Minister Catherine McKenna released further details on this in the form of a breakdown of the allocated funding by municipality.  Please [...]

2020-06-19T10:24:11-04:00June 19th, 2020|

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) – Applications are open for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. How to Apply.

As a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to June 6, 2020. This wage subsidy enables businesses to re-hire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19, help prevent further [...]

2020-04-27T11:39:59-04:00April 27th, 2020|

Canadian Construction Tenders- Modifications of Dates

  Canadian Construction Tenders Please note the updated modifications of dates for the Canadian Construction Tenders (due to the COVID-19 crises) This listing is Canada’s most comprehensive listing of construction tenders, bids, RFPs, RFQs and pre-qualifications aggregated from across the country. – Listed on Journal of Commerce by Construct Connect Click here for further details [...]

2020-04-27T11:39:03-04:00April 24th, 2020|

Prime Minister Announces New Support to Protect Canadian Jobs

  April 17, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario   The Government of Canada is taking action to help Canadian businesses and organizations keep their doors open, keep their employees on the payroll, and recover quickly when Canada bounces back from this crisis. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced new actions to protect Canadian jobs and provide more [...]

2020-04-21T10:56:31-04:00April 21st, 2020|

COVID-19 Weekly Recap

  Federal The Federal Gov’t has made daily announcements to assist business and employees with the economic impact of the pandemic.  Support for business entails emergency wage subsidies, deferred payments of taxes, access to credit and support for self-employed individuals.  There are also a vast number of support programs for individuals. With respect to construction, their [...]

2020-04-15T11:57:28-04:00April 15th, 2020|

Letter to The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau

  CISC Advocacy Snapshot - COVID-19 March 23, 2020 Letter to The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau   Re: COVID-19   Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, The steel construction industry represents a large portion of the construction activity in Canada, both on and off the job site. We employ up to 130,000 jobs directly and indirectly. As an [...]

2020-03-27T14:52:40-04:00March 27th, 2020|


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