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COVID-19 is an unprecedented global crisis. With the rapid pace of changing information, this is intended to be a central ‘hub’ for employers to access relevant information and resources. We’re here to help.

Together, we will get through this.

Free COVID-19 Employer Consultations
On March 16th, 2020 we launched free COVID-19 consultations for employers. No strings attached, no subtle sales pitch, no expectations. Simply doing what we believe to be right, supporting our community. If you’re an employer that needs support, doesn’t know what to do next, or just needs an ear – reach out. We are here for you. Connect with our team of HR specialists for a free employer consultation.

COVID-19 Layoff Guide

Compassionate layoffs in a crisis.

COVID-19 Remote Offboarding Checklist

Checklist for remote offboarding.

COVID-19 Remote Onboarding Guide

Pivot to remote onboarding.

COVID-19 Employer Response Guide

Respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Employer Resources

Updated March 26, 2020

1. Central COVID-19 Resources for Employers
  1. Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Click Here
  2. Small Business BC COVID-19 Resources: Click Here
  3. Government of Canada COVID-19 Resource Page: Click Here
  1. Government of Canada: Click Here
  2. BC Employment Standards Act: Click Here
  3. McCarthy Tetrault Blog on Temporary Layoffs: Click Here
  4. Envol’s free COVID-19 Layoff Guide: Click Here
  5. Mathews Dinsdale FAQs: COVID-19 & the Workplace: Click Here
3. Income Assistance (including Employment Insurance & Canada Emergency Response Benefit)
  1. Step-by-step guide to provincial and federal income benefits by Dr. Jennifer Robson: Click Here
  2. Canada Emergency Response Benefit guide in English, Spanish & Chinese: Click Here
  3. BC offers a one-time $1,000 payment to anyone who’s income is impacted: Click Here
  4. Employment Insurance Government of Canada overview & information: Click Here
    1. Regular Benefits: Click Here
    2. Sickness Benefits: Click Here
    3. Eligibility Criteria by Region: Click Here
  5. McCarthy Tetrault Blog: Click Here
  6. Roper Greyell Bulletin: Click Here
  7. Osler Bulletin: Click Here
  8. Employment Standards changes, including COVID-19 related refusals of work and sick leave – Roper Greyell Bulletin (March 24, 2020): Click Here
  9. BC introduces a $500 rent subsidy for 90-days (through BC Housing) & temporarily suspends evictions – Global News: Click Here
4. Canada Emergency Response Benefit (announced March 25, 2020) 
  1. Announcement, overview, eligibility – Government of Canada: Click Here
  2. Canada Emergency Response Benefit guide in English, Spanish & Chinese: Click Here
  3. BC offers a one-time $1,000 payment to anyone who’s income is impacted: Click Here
  4. Introduction to the new benefit, which replaces the previously announced “Emergency Care Benefit” and “Emergency Support Benefit” – Roper Greyell Bulletin (March 25, 2020): Click Here
5. Work-Sharing
  1. Government’s overview, eligibility & application: Click Here
  2. McCarthy Tetrault blog: Click Here
6. Wage Subsidy
  1. Government of Canada information about the 10% wage subid: Click Here
  2. Roper Greyell Bulletin: Click Here
  3. Prime Minister’s Announcement: Click Here
7. Remote Work
  1. Remote Work Survival Kit for COVID-19 (Crowdsourced & Live): Click Here
  2. Envol’s “Transitioning Your Team to Remote Work” blog: Click Here
  3. Building Strong Relationships in Remote Teams by Zapier: Click Here
  4. Remote Work Best Practices by Forbes: Click Here
  5. How to Collaborate Effectively when Your Team is Remote by HBR: Click Here
8. Finance & Loans
  1. BDC Relief for COVID-19: Click Here
  2. EDC Relief for COVID-19: Click Here
  3. Mortgage Relief from Banks
    1. RBC Royal Bank
    2. TD Bank
    3. CIBC
    4. National Bank of Canada
    5. Bank of Montreal
  4. BDC Information Webinar: Click Here
  5. Deferred Tax Payments (until August 31, 2020): Click Here
  6. Service & Software providers offering payment deferrals, free access, and more
9. Business Impact & Other
  1. The measures described today include the introduction of a list of essential services that should and are encouraged to remain open; and the suspension of municipal states of emergency except with respect to the City of Vancouver. This memorandum addresses this major development in the COVID-19 crisis which will be of significance to employers operating in B.C – Roper Greyell Bulletin (March 26, 2020): Click Here

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Key Support Contacts


Brianna Blaney
Envol Strategies

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Envol Strategies

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Envol Strategies

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