NOKTogether | New CEBA call centre opens

If you have applied for the Canada Emergency Business Account and have questions, contact the new CEBA Call Centre at 1-888-324-4201 to receive a status update on your CEBA application. The CEBA call centre is open Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. and can address the following types of questions: What is the statusContinue reading “NOKTogether | New CEBA call centre opens”

NOKTogether | Temporary layoff extension deadline today

Today, Aug. 25, is the deadline to submit applications to extend a “COVID-19 emergency layoff” beyond August 30. Without this variance, the employment relationship will be permanently severed as of August 30, and eligible employees must be provided any severance they are owed as a result of termination. Applications must be received by today’s deadlineContinue reading “NOKTogether | Temporary layoff extension deadline today”

NOKTogether | Tourism industry update

The B.C. Hotel Association together with the Tourism Industry Association of B.C. are coming together to co-host a webinar Sept. 2 to present detailed and accurate information on the present realities, challenges, and concerns faced by our tourism industry.  This presentation will provide clarity and important data, as well as outline the work these associations areContinue reading “NOKTogether | Tourism industry update”

NOKTogether | Tourism business training available

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association has signed a formal agreement with Okanagan College to provide one-on-one business training and mentoring sessions to tourism industry businesses and assist in managing Covid-19 related challenges.  TOTA’s resiliency program advisors are working together with Okanagan College staff and expert instructors to deliver virtual, one-hour individually tailored business counseling sessions based on expressed areas ofContinue reading “NOKTogether | Tourism business training available”

NOKTogether | Temporary layoff extension reminder

Workers andemployers who need to extend temporary layoffs beyond the Aug. 30, 2020, expiry date are reminded to apply for a variance using the Employment Standards Branch’s new online application by Aug. 25. Employers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The new two-step online application simplifies and streamlines the process for employers andContinue reading “NOKTogether | Temporary layoff extension reminder”

NOKTogether | Tourism micro loans available

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) is collaborating with Community Futures organizations across the region to assist in providing financial support to the tourism sector as part of the Tourism Resiliency Program. The Community Futures and TOTA task force is announcing the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Micro Loan Program, which will offer micro loans to tourism businesses starting atContinue reading “NOKTogether | Tourism micro loans available”

NOKTogether | Occupational health and safety support available

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and go2HR are supporting Biosphere Committed Companies in the region with resources for occupational health and safety, including enhancements specifically pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the Biosphere Commitment Program, go2HR provides Biosphere Committed Companies with added value through the go2HR Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Biosphere Framework. The go2HRContinue reading “NOKTogether | Occupational health and safety support available”

NOKTogether | Wage subsidy applications open Aug. 17

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy helps employers who have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic keep workers on their payroll or bring previously laid-off employees back to work.  To ensure that Canadian workers and businesses are in a better position as our economy safely re-opens, the Government has recently implemented changes to the CEWS thatContinue reading “NOKTogether | Wage subsidy applications open Aug. 17”

NOKTogether | ArriveCan app now available

The ArriveCAN app, developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency, provides digital means for all travellers entering Canada to easily and securely submit their information and complete a self-assessment of COVID-19 symptoms up to 48 hours before arriving in Canada. The ArriveCAN app is available for free from the Google Play and the Apple App stores. A web format isContinue reading “NOKTogether | ArriveCan app now available”

NOKTogether | Payment deadline extended/interest waived

The Canada Revenue Agency is extending the payment due date for current year individual, corporate and trust income tax returns, including instalment payments, from Sept. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2020. CRA is also waiving interest on existing tax debts related to individual, corporate and trust income tax returns from April 1, 2020 to Sept.Continue reading “NOKTogether | Payment deadline extended/interest waived”