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”

NOKTogether | July opt-in available for rent assistance

Businesses may now apply for the opt-in for July for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program. If you have previously been approved, you automatically qualify and no additional documents are required but you must log into the portal and opt-in for your affected tenants. If you haven’t applied yet for CECRA for small businesses,Continue reading “NOKTogether | July opt-in available for rent assistance”

NOKTogether | Wage subsidy details released

The federal government has released details of the proposed Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy extension and improvements. Legislative approval is still required, however the draft would: Allow the extension of the CEWS until Dec. 19, 2020, including redesigned program details until Nov. 21, 2020. Make the subsidy accessible to a broader range of employers by includingContinue reading “NOKTogether | Wage subsidy details released”

NOKTogether | Issuing records of employment

If you have employees who stopped working because of Covid-19, you must issue their records of employment (ROEs) as soon as possible, even if they are currently receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).  If you are paying your employees with the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), only issue ROEs for those who have an interruptionContinue reading “NOKTogether | Issuing records of employment”