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AAFC - COVID-19 - Information Sharing with sector stakeholder Call // AAC - COVID-19 - Partage de l'information avec les intervenants du secteur 

 


We would like to send you a few updates regarding COVID-19 and ask you to share this information in your networks. Please continue to consult the AAFC website regularly for updates. 

1.        Government expands Canada Emergency Business Account loans

Starting on December 4, 2020, eligible businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are able to access a second CEBA loan of up to $20,000 – on top of the initial $40,000 that was available to small businesses.

This means the additional loan effectively increases CEBA loans from the existing $40,000 to $60,000 for eligible businesses, of which a total of $20,000 will be forgiven if the balance of the loan is repaid on time.
As announced in the Fall Economic Statement, the application deadline for CEBA has also been extended to March 31, 2021.

2.       Survey of employers of temporary foreign workers in the agricultural sector – Last call!

The Government of Canada recently launched a survey of employers of temporary foreign workers in the agricultural sector to help inform the development of new proposed federal accommodation requirements. We would like to thank all of those who have responded. We understand that this is a busy time of year and to allow more people to participate, we have extended the response period to December 9th. A reminder was sent by email (N0-Reply@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca) to all employers on December 3rd.
The results of this survey will help the Government better understand the variety of accommodations arrangements currently being used to support temporary foreign workers while they are employed in Canada. Thank you in advance for your participation.

3.       Extension of travel restrictions

On November 29th, the Government of Canada announced it has extended the Mandatory Isolation Order and temporary travel restrictions for all travelers seeking entry into Canada from a country other than the U.S. until January 21, 2021. Restrictions for travelers arriving from the U.S. remain in place until December 21, 2020 and may be extended at that time.

The Government continues to evaluate the travel restrictions and prohibitions as well as the requirement to quarantine or isolate on an ongoing basis to ensure Canadians remain healthy and safe. The ability to align U.S. and international travel extension dates, as well as the Mandatory Isolation Order, beginning on January 21, 2021 will enable the Government to communicate any travel extensions or changes as quickly as possible and provide certainty for Canadians, US and international travelers.

As announced in the Federal Economic Statement on Monday, efforts are underway to extend the application deadline under the Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program to mirror the latest Order in Council extension for mandatory isolation.

We encourage you strongly to share your comments and questions in writing through the AAFC Roundtable account (aafc.roundtable-tableronde.aac@canada.ca).


Thank you,
Midwestern Regional Office (Manitoba)
Agri-Food Trade Service
Email: aafc.atsbulletinmb-bulletinseamb.aac@canada.ca



Bonjour, 

Nous souhaitons vous faire part de quelques mises à jour concernant la COVID-19 et vous demandons de communiquer ces renseignements dans vos réseaux. Veuillez continuer à consulter régulièrement le site Web d’AAC pour les mises à jour. 

1.       Le gouvernement élargit le Compte d’urgence pour les entreprises canadiennes

À compter du 4 décembre 2020, les entreprises admissibles qui font face à des difficultés financières en raison de la pandémie de la COVID-19 seront en mesure d’accéder à un deuxième prêt du CUEC pouvant atteindre 20 000 $ – en plus du montant initial de 40 000 $ qui a été mis à la disposition des petites entreprises.

Cela veut dire que le prêt supplémentaire fait effectivement passer les prêts du CUEC de 40 000 $ à 60 000 $ pour les entreprises admissibles, dont un total de 20 000 $ sera radié si le solde du prêt est remboursé à temps.

Comme le précise l’Énoncé économique de l’automne, la date limite pour présenter une demande au titre du CUEC est aussi repoussée au 31 mars 2021

2.       Sondage auprès des employeurs de travailleurs étrangers temporaires dans le secteur agricole – Dernière chance

Le gouvernement du Canada a récemment lancé un sondage auprès des employeurs des travailleurs étrangers temporaires dans le secteur agricole afin de contribuer à l'élaboration de nouvelles exigences fédérales proposées en matière d'hébergement. Nous tenons à remercier tous ceux qui ont répondu à ce sondage. Nous comprenons qu'il s'agit d'une période de l’année très occupée et pour permettre à un plus grand nombre de personnes de participer, nous avons prolongé la période de réponse jusqu'au 9e décembre. Un rappel a été envoyé par courriel (N0-Reply@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca) à tous les employeurs le 3e décembre.

Les résultats de ce sondage aideront le gouvernement à mieux comprendre les différents types d'hébergement utilisés présentement pour les travailleurs étrangers temporaires pendant qu’ils travaillent au Canada. Nous vous remercions à l'avance de votre participation.
 
3.       Prolongation des restrictions aux déplacement

Le 29e novembre, le gouvernement du Canada a annoncé qu’il prolonge la quarantaine obligatoire et les restrictions temporaires aux déplacements pour tous les voyageurs cherchant à entrer au Canada à partir d’un pays autre que les États-Unis, jusqu’au 21 janvier 2021. Les restrictions aux déplacements visant voyageurs en provenance des États-Unis demeurent en place jusqu’au 21 décembre 2020 et pourraient être prolongées à ce moment.

Le gouvernement évalue toujours les restrictions et les interdictions visant les déplacements, ainsi que l’exigence de mise en quarantaine ou d’isolement de façon continue afin de s’assurer que les Canadiens demeurent en bonne santé et en sécurité. À compter du 21 janvier 2021, le gouvernement sera en mesure d’harmoniser les dates de prolongation des interdictions et restrictions des déplacements aux États-Unis et à l’échelle internationale ainsi que l’ordonnance de quarantaine obligatoire. Il pourra ainsi communiquer toute prolongation et tout changement aux déplacements le plus rapidement possible, en plus de donner une certitude aux Canadiens, ainsi qu’aux voyageurs américains et internationaux.
Comme annoncé dans l'énoncé économique fédéral lundi, des efforts sont en cours pour prolonger la date limite de demande dans le cadre du programme d'aide à l'isolement obligatoire pour les travailleurs étrangers temporaires afin de refléter la dernière prolongation du décret pour l'isolement obligatoire.
Nous vous encourageons vivement à nous faire part de vos commentaires et questions par écrit via le compte de la table ronde d'AAC (aafc.roundtable-tableronde.aac@canada.ca).

Merci,
Bureau régional du Centre-Ouest (Manitoba)
Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Email: aafc.atsbulletinmb-bulletinseamb.aac@canada.ca


December 4rd 2020 



We would like to send you a few updates regarding COVID-19 and ask you to share this information in your networks. Please continue to consult the AAFC website regularly for updates. 

1.        Government expands Canada Emergency Business Account loans

Starting on December 4, 2020, eligible businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are able to access a second CEBA loan of up to $20,000 – on top of the initial $40,000 that was available to small businesses.

This means the additional loan effectively increases CEBA loans from the existing $40,000 to $60,000 for eligible businesses, of which a total of $20,000 will be forgiven if the balance of the loan is repaid on time. As announced in the Fall Economic Statement, the application deadline for CEBA has also been extended to March 31, 2021.

2.       Survey of employers of temporary foreign workers in the agricultural sector – Last call! 

The Government of Canada recently launched a survey of employers of temporary foreign workers in the agricultural sector to help inform the development of new proposed federal accommodation requirements. We would like to thank all of those who have responded. We understand that this is a busy time of year and to allow more people to participate, we have extended the response period to December 9th. A reminder was sent by email (N0-Reply@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca) to all employers on December 3rd.
The results of this survey will help the Government better understand the variety of accommodations arrangements currently being used to support temporary foreign workers while they are employed in Canada. Thank you in advance for your participation.

3.       Extension of travel restrictions 

On November 29th, the Government of Canada announced it has extended the Mandatory Isolation Order and temporary travel restrictions for all travelers seeking entry into Canada from a country other than the U.S. until January 21, 2021. Restrictions for travelers arriving from the U.S. remain in place until December 21, 2020 and may be extended at that time.

The Government continues to evaluate the travel restrictions and prohibitions as well as the requirement to quarantine or isolate on an ongoing basis to ensure Canadians remain healthy and safe. The ability to align U.S. and international travel extension dates, as well as the Mandatory Isolation Order, beginning on January 21, 2021 will enable the Government to communicate any travel extensions or changes as quickly as possible and provide certainty for Canadians, US and international travelers.

As announced in the Federal Economic Statement on Monday, efforts are underway to extend the application deadline under the Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program to mirror the latest Order in Council extension for mandatory isolation.

We encourage you strongly to share your comments and questions in writing through the AAFC Roundtable account (aafc.roundtable-tableronde.aac@canada.ca).

Thank you,

Midwestern Regional Office (Manitoba)
Agri-Food Trade Service
Email: aafc.atsbulletinmb-bulletinseamb.aac@canada.ca

Ontario’s recent 2020 budget announcement

 

Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover. 

The Ontario government is committed to doing everything we can to keep our agriculture and food supply chains strong during this difficult time, and to help our rural communities rebound from the pressures of the COVID-19 outbreak. To read more Click Here