Canada Unveils $37B Transition Plans + Sickness and Care Benefits

CERB Extended

This will make it a total of 28 Weeks (Vs the original 26 weeks) of the original CERB Program. They have added 4 weeks to make it to Sept 27th

Starting Sept 27th for the new The Canada Recovery Benefit

*NEW* Canadian Recovery Benefit

CRB starting Sept 27th 2020 is for people who don’t qualify for EI (Freelancers)

They are offering $400 a week for 26 weeks.

You can claim income but your benefit will be reduced by $0.50 for each $1 earned.

Employment Insurance Program

With the new EI if you are eligible you can claim anywhere from $400-$573

Can be claimed between 26 and 45 weeks depending on the time worked. You will have had to worked 120 hours to qualify for this year.

You can claim income but your benefit will be reduced by $0.50 for each $1 earned.

Canada Recovery Care-giving Benefit

$550 for week per household caregiving benefit up to 26 weeks.

Canadian Recovery Sickness Benefit

Also you can be eligible for $500 weekly for up to two weeks for those who don’t have paid sick leave or if you become sick or if you need to isolate for reasons linked to COVID-19

CERB Eligibility Survey

Short questionnaire by the Canadian government to help guide you to available benefits.

LEEFF: Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility

Canada Development Investment Corporation’s Emergency COVID-19 Mandate

CDEV and CEEFC have been mandated to assist the Government of Canada as part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.

As a federal Canadian Crown Corporation established to manage investments assigned to it, CDEV has been mandated to implement the Government of Canada’s Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility in cooperation with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and the Department of Finance.

This program will provide emergency funding support for large Canadian enterprises facing financial challenges in light of the economic impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. CEEFC has been formed to administer this mandate.

LEEFF will be open to large Canadian employers who (a) have a significant impact on Canada’s economy, as demonstrated by (i) having significant operations in Canada or (ii) supporting a significant workforce in Canada; (b) can generally demonstrate approximately $300 million or more in annual revenues; and (c) require a minimum loan size of about $60 million.

Broader sectoral dynamics for LEEFF applicants will be considered by Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada. As part of this process, applicants will also be contacted by ISED officials.

CECRA: Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses provides relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. It offers unsecured, forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners to:

  • reduce the rent owed by their impacted small business tenants
  •  meet operating expenses on commercial properties

Property owners must offer a minimum of a 75% rent reduction for the months of April, May and June 2020.

#WeGoUnScene – Support our industry!

How it works

Post a picture of yourself at work using the hashtag #WeGoUnScene on Instagram, Twitter – or post a picture directly on our Facebook page.

Include a short story on why you enjoy working in the entertainment industry.

We’ll repost the photo on Instagram or highlight it on our Facebook page to show others that #WeGoUnScene.

Ontario stage one reopening details

Filming or other on-site activities, especially those that require the gathering of workers, performers or others are not permitted to resume in Stage 1.

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

Canadian Government outlines distribution of $500M of arts and culture for COVID-19 support

Today, our government announced more details about our $500 million investment to support these industries. The distribution of funding will include: – Up to $326.8 million to be administrated by Canadian Heritage and divided among select departmental programs and Portfolio agencies as well as key delivery organizations. Specifically:

–>$198.3 million will be provided to the beneficiaries of arts and culture funding via existing programs as well as other organizations with demonstrated needs

–>$72 million will be provided to the sport sector

–>$53 million will be provided to the heritage sector via the emergency component of the Museums Assistance Program

– $55 million to be distributed by the Canada Council for the Arts

– $3.5 million will be provided for COVID-related projects under the Digital Citizen Initiative

– $115.8 to support the Canadian audiovisual sector, to be distributed by the Canada Media Fund ($88.8 million) and Telefilm Canada ($27 million)

Guidance on Health and Safety for Television, Film and Live Performance Sector during COVID-19

While the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, the legislation and regulations used to govern Ontario’s workplaces are not. Under Ontario law, employers have the duty to keep workers and work sites safe and free of hazards.

Workers have the right to refuse unsafe work.

If health and safety concerns are not resolved internally, a worker can seek enforcement by filing a complaint with the ministry’s Health and Safety Contact Centre at 1-877-202-0008.

Workplace Safety & Prevention ServicesGuidance on Health and Safety for Television Hosts, Technical Crews and other TV and Film Employees during COVID-19

This is not a legal document and employers are advised to seek legal advice.

Employers and constructors have obligations to protect workers from hazards in the workplace as set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations and the directives coming from the Chief Medical Officer of Health.Workers should raise any concerns to their:•supervisor•joint health and safety committee•health and safety representativeThis will help ensure the employer has taken all reasonable precautions.Ontario is currently in the midst of a global pandemic. While the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, the legislation and regulations used to govern Ontario’s workplaces are not. Under Ontario law, employers have the duty to keep workers and work sites safe and free of hazards. Workers have the right to refuse unsafe work.If health and safety concerns are not resolved internally, a worker can seek enforcement by filing a complaint with the ministry’s Health and Safety Contact Centre at 1-877-202-0008. Failure of the employer or constructor to comply with the OHSA and its regulations could result in a stop-work order upon inspection by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.