In response to COVID-19, Canada has enacted a number of provisions on the federal and provincial levels to help employers and individuals impacted by the global pandemic.
On March 25th, 2020, bill C-13 An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, was unanimously passed into law in the parliament of Canada in support of the relief initiatives introduced by the federal government of Canada’s COVID-19 emergency response plan. Several other temporary relief measures have also been announced by authority of the Government of Canada Department of Finance, or the Canada Employment Insurance Commission, and the Pension Authorities.
Below is a summary of the key impacts these relief measures will have on Canadian employers. Check back soon for Alight’s summary of key legislation from Canadian provinces. Alight does not practice law, or give legal or tax advice, please confer with your legal/tax counsel regarding your specific circumstances.