• 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 go2HR OHS Framework offers a roadmap for participating organizations to help them establish and maintain an effective health and safety program.Continue 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 that broaden the reach of the program and provide better targeted support.  The CRA will open applications for CEWS period 5Continue 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 is also available at
  • 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. 30, 2020 and from April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 for goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) returns.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, you can apply for July as part of your entire application. For more information, go to
  • 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 including employers with a revenue decline of less than 30 per cent and providing a gradually decreasing base subsidy to allContinue reading “NOKTogether | Wage subsidy details released”
  • NOKTogether | Wage subsidy extended
    As a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by Covid-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 75 per cent of employee wages, retroactive from March 15, 2020. The program has just recently been extended from Aug. 29, 2020 to December 2020. This wage subsidy will enable you to re-hire workers previously laid off as a result of Covid-19, help prevent further job losses, and better position you to resume normal operations following the crisis. FurtherContinue reading “NOKTogether | Wage subsidy extended”
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