Covid-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

This page outlines the different measures included in Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

The CCOHS has published a list of federal and provincial government resources pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can You Refuse to Work?

This webpage explains the laws about returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Federal Benefits and Services

This COVID-19 related page includes federal resources for employers and employees pertaining to:

  • Employment insurance;

  • The federal work-sharing program;

  • Temporary foreign workers; and

  • Resources for employers and employees working in a federally regulated workplace.

Questions and Answers | COVID-19

This CNESST page includes answers to frequently asked questions on labour rights related to the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically pertaining to: 

  • Occupational health and safety;

  • Labour standards;

  • Eligibility for and entitlement to benefits;

  • Miscellaneous medical care;

  • Medical assessments and examinations requested by the CNESST;

  • Temporary reassignment; and  

  • The “For a Safe Maternity Experience Program”. 

Questions and Answers Pertaining to Employers and Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This page includes answers to frequently asked questions relating to employment during the COVID-19 pandemic within the province of Quebec, such as 

  • The reopening of economic sectors; 

  • Employment and labour standards; 

  • Bio-food sector enterprises and workers; 

  • Temporary foreign workers from the bio-food industry; 

  • The reopening of the entire construction industry; and

  • The temporary platform for posting job offers. 

Support for Students and Recent Graduates Impacted by COVID-19

This page includes information on measures in Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan that pertain to students and recent graduates. 


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