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Ontario to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

As part of the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, the Ontario government will introduce legislation that, if passed, would raise the general minimum wage from $14.35 to $15.00 per hour effective January 1, 2022. Under the proposed changes, the special minimum wage rate for liquor servers would be eliminated and they…
 

Ontario Releases Plan to Gradually Reopen

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures, including the provincial requirement for proof of vaccination and…
 

Verify Ontario App for Businesses Available for Download

Who the App is For Verify Ontario is the Government of Ontario's official app for: businesses and organizations checking visitors' eligibility to enter based on their COVID-19 vaccination status saving businesses time by checking a visitor's vaccine certificate quickly and easily without the need to search for details Some businesses…
 

Ontario Releases Guidance to Support Proof of Vaccination Policy

Today the government released the regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements, which take effect on September 22, 2021.   Click HERE for the Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act.   In advance of…
 

Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings

As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. This approach focuses on higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn and…
 

Ontario Moves to Step Three of its Roadmap to Reopen

The Ontario government announced that the province will move into Step Three of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.   Step Three of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place. This includes, but is…
 

Ontario Moves to Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen

The Ontario government announced that the province will move into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.   Step Two of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities and limited indoor services with small numbers of people where face…
 

COVID-19: Business Resources Hub

This is the Oakville Chamber of Commerce's central hub for business resources and updates regarding COVID-19. Please visit this page often as we continue to provide the most up-to-date information. Order of Information Listed:1. Recent Government Announcements for Businesses & Workers 2. Navigating the Business Support Programs 3. Vaccinations & Testing …