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  • Reopening Safely

    As the pandemic started to unfold information was changing almost hourly and for months getting accurate information was difficult at times to find and at others, it felt like you were drinking from a fire hydrant.  Together with our sponsors, Rio Tinto and GNWT - ITI, the NWT Chamber has complied a one-stop-shop for information for businesses that provided information on how to reopen safely; prepare for the rollback of Phases as the second wave progresses; listing of upcoming and recording of past webinars; etc.

  • Up to Date COVID information Up to Date COVID information

    For up to date and current information please visit the GNWT's COVID Information portal - link

    For information on the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit - link

    Stay positive, test negative!

  • Public Health Order - September 22, 2021 Public Health Order - September 22, 2021

    YELLOWKNIFE September 22, 2021 - The Office of Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) is announcing extensions to three temporary Public Health Orders and the introduction of stronger gathering restrictions in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilo

    1. Whatì temporary COVID-19 Restrictions: extended to Oct. 9, 2021
    2. Behchokǫ̀ temporary COVID-19 Restrictions: extended to Oct. 7, 2021
    3. Covid-19 Gatherings Order-Yellowknife, Dettah, and Ndilǫ: extended to Oct. 4, 2021

    Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilo:
    The 10-day extension of the COVID-19 Gatherings Order for Yellowknife, Dettah, Ndilo will take effect on Sept 24 at 11:59 pm

    It includes the following:

    • Outdoor gatherings will be limited to 25 people
    • Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people, regardless of previously approved capacity exemptions.  This will not apply to essential businesses and facilities, provided they limit the number of in-person staff to those required to carry out operations.  For more information please see Containment and Gathering Order FAQS
    • All previous exemptions for persons, businesses, originations, restaurants or bars will no longer apply. Further exemptions during this 10-day order will only be provided in exceptional circumstances to further limit the spread within Yellowknife
    • Household gatherings will continue to be limited to five visitors at one time to a maximum of a total of 10 people
    • Schools, colleges, and trade schools will remain closed until the expiry of the order
    • Daycares and day homes are exempt from this order under currently approved plans that have been submitted to the OCPHO

    The CPHO is hopeful that implementing these additional restrictions for a 10-day period will act as a circuit breaker to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Yellowknife, allow for the safe reopening of schools, and a return to relaxed restrictions.

    Full Public Health Advisory

    Full Public Health Order

    FAQ

    Financial Funding options:
    GNWT:
    Pandemic Relief Extension Program (PREP) - link

                 Supplement for Tourism Accommodations Relief (STAR) Program - link

    Federal: Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) - link

    Relevant Links:


    YELLOWKNIFE September 08, 2021 - Yellowknife is currently in the midst of an outbreak affecting underhoused and vulnerable community members.  Thus far into the outbreak 19 people who have accessed shelters have been infected with COVID-19.  During the course of administering treatment and supports transmission has occurred and 10 health care and support workers have also tested positive for COVID-19.  Without public health interventions, there is a significant risk that these cases will continue to grow and stretch our health care system resources beyond capacity.

    At 5:00 pm today (September 08) by order of the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO), a new Public Health Order (PHO) will go into effect in the communities of Behchoko, Dettah, N'Dilo, and Yellowknife

    The PHO is intended to be in effect for 14 days through to September 22nd at 11:59 pm.  During this time period the following restrictions will be in place:

    • Households will be limited to five persons from outside their households at a maximum of 10 people indoors
    • Outdoor gatherings will be restricted to 50 people and a physical distance of at least 2 meters must be maintained between groups.
    • Indoor gatherings will be restricted to 25 people and a physical distance of at least 2 meters must be maintained between groups.  Businesses DO NOT need a new exemption, you may use your most recent CPHO approved capacity approval.
    • Essential businesses and facilities (a full list of essential services is listed on the PHO) may exceed the 25 person indoor limit provided staffing levels are limited to the minimum number of staff required to carry on operations
    • High-risk indoor activities (outline in the PHO) will be restricted under the order unless they receive(d) an approval or exemption from eh CPHO 
    • Indoor extracurricular activities (excluding school aftercare programs) for children winder the age of 12 are not permitted.

    Businesses, organizations, or groups with previously approved exemptions under Phase 2 of Emerging Wisely (May 2020) can revert back to previously approved plans unless they are part of the high-risk category.

    The CPHO continues to strongly recommend against non-essential travel in and out of the communities affected by this order.

    LINK: Public Health Order

  • Updates to Public Health Orders - September 08, 2021 Updates to Public Health Orders - September 08, 2021

    The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) is announcing changes to three Public Health Orders, introducing a fourth masking order, and delaying further relaxation of Emerging Wisely 2021

    Masking Order:

    • An NWT-wide masking order will go into effect at 8 am tomorrow (August 26) morning

    Rationale: The delta variant is spreading quickly across the NWT.  Masking is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.  Hundreds of contagious droplets can be generated by just speaking to someone, but nearly all of them are blocked by wearing a mask.  When masking is normalized (common practice) in communities, studies show that COVID-19 cases are significantly reduced.  Masing is most important in crowded settings where physical distancing is difficult to maintain.

    Removal and Reductions in self-isolation periods depending on vaccination status:

    • Symptoms checking has been reduced to days 2 and 6 only.  Symptom checks will no longer be required on days 10 and 14.
    • For fully vaccinated travellers that require entry and exit testing (currently COVID-19 test on day 1 and day 14 after they have entered the NWT) the ext test day has changed to day 8.  These tests are required for some workers and people who are travelling to small NWT communities:
      • Fully vaccinated returning travellers: Day 1 (entry) and Day 8 (exit) tests *(in this case an entry test is needed because vaccinated travellers are not required to self-isolate in a hub before travelling to a small community.  In case in which returning travellers need to self-isolate, an entry test is not required because they are undergoing self-isolation, and no contact with anyone else)
      • Partially vaccinated returning travellers: Day 8 test (no longer required to have day 14 test)
      • Unvaccinated returning travellers: Day 10 test (no longer required to have day 14 test)

    Further Updates:

    There will be no amendment to the orders related to leisure travel in the NWT until further notice.  This is due to the threshold of 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases nationally (averaged over seven days) not being met, as well as the NWT's current outbreak and the COVID-19 situation

    The CPHO is still considering amendments to allow for leisure travel, but these are now delayed to:

    • Reduce the strain on limited health system resources;
    • Avoid assuming additional risk at a crucial moment in the pandemic response;
    • Relieve potential concerns among communities and residents during a period of heightened stress

    All commentary is attributable to Dr. Kami Kandola, Chief Public Health Officer of the Northwest Territories:

    "The pandemic is constantly evolving. The NWT must remain flexible and adaptive when new challenges arise.  With a growing number of infections in multiple communities, including small communities, the CPHO determines that further relaxation of public health orders introduces too much risk.

    We all share a desire to further relax restrictions once it is safe to do so, but the health and safety of our residents must come first.  The CPHO hopes that we can get through this difficult period together, and consider changes to the orders later this fall once there is a safe reopening of schools and as many people as possible have been vaccinated.

    We will continue to provide further updates on the response as they are available.  Please stay safe and support each other as we navigate this challenging time."

    Relevant Links:

  • Emerging Wisely 2021: Step by Step Together Emerging Wisely 2021: Step by Step Together

    Quick Facts

    • The GNWT will now include community-level vaccination data on the GNWT dashboard each week along with regional and territorial coverage updates. It can be filtered by eligible population aged 18+, eligible population aged 12+, or overall population of the NWT, like in other jurisdictions.
    • Public health restrictions on outdoor gatherings will be relaxed for events up to 200 people if physical distancing is possible - link
    • Public health restrictions on self-isolation based on vaccine level have been updated - link
    • Public health restrictions on indoor gatherings for up to 200 people have been relaxed - link
    • By the fall of 2021, it is anticipated that all public health restrictions in the NWT will be lifted.
    • Research shows that healthy habits work to stop COVID-19.  They like safety nets.  When layered together they can create a stable barrier against the disease.  It is important to not get complacent.  Use these safety measures when you feel it is appropriate.
    • Physical Distancing (2m): keep your close social group consistent, as much as possible.  Make informed choices about who and how to interact with each other (consider age, occupation, and health conditions)
    • Masking: COVID-19 spreads in the air far more easily than on surfaces.  To protect yourself and others, wear a non-medical mask of face covering
    • Surface Sanitizing: Disinfecting high touch surfaces in your home can kill COVID-19 
    • Hand Washing: Do it Frequently - don't forget your thumb!
    • Self-Monitoring for symptoms: if you develop symptoms or your symptoms get worse, isolate and call a healthcare provider and they will give you further instructions.  Do not go in without speaking to them by phone first.
    • Get Vaccinated if you are elgible
    Quick Resources:

    Do you need an exemption? The CPHO office will consider exemptions for businesses and organizations based on their unique situations.  Click here to find out how to apply

     

  • Gathering or Events for Businesses and Organizations Gathering or Events for Businesses and Organizations

    Factsheet for gathering or events for business and organizations - link

    Do you have a question or feel something is missing, please email us and we will have included.

  • Indoor Gatherings Cheat Sheet 

  • Self Isolation Cheat Sheet

  • Outdoor Gatherings Cheat Sheet

  • GNWT Vaccine Updates GNWT Vaccine Updates

    GNWT COVID-19 Dashboard with Vaccine Percentage - link

    For up to date information on the COVID-19 Vaccine roll out please see the GNWT dedicated webpage - link

    Vaccine Clinic Schedule - link

    You can also find information in regards to the Moderna vaccine - link   video 

    Information Sheets:

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  • GNWT Response to COVID-19 GNWT Response to COVID-19

    Updated July 21, 2021

    Advocacy Win - effective immediately, adjustments have been made to PREP in regards to what type of businesses qualify.  Previously businesses had to show a reliance on out of territory travelers (TOL) which businesses in the food & beverage sector, as well as galleries and souvenir shops, could not do.  After advocacy work from businesses in these sectors, as well as support from the NWT Chamber these changes, have been made.  for full information on the changes please see link

    Today, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) Caroline Wawzonek announced two new support programs for licensed tourism operators and licensed accommodation providers across the Northwest Territories (NWT). The two programs, the Pandemic Relief Extension Program (PREP) for tourism operators, and the Supplement for Tourism Accommodation Relief (STAR) Program for accommodation providers who meet the criteria, were developed to support two of the hardest-hit sectors impacted by the pandemic.

    PREP will assist licensed tourism operators with eligible fixed costs within the NWT at a minimum of $2,500 (to a maximum of $100,000). Home-based tourism businesses will be also able to access this relief funding.

    With licensed accommodation providers reporting significant drops in occupancy levels, the STAR program will provide financial assistance for eligible expenses in facilities with three or more rooms. Building on the support and critical partnership of the federal government last year, the two programs are available for application now and will provide support to these two sectors as they continue to look forward to traveling restrictions easing. 

     
     

     

    GNWT to Fill Funding Gap for Tour Operators - The Government of the Northwest Territories is providing funding to tourism operators that have exhausted the support available to them under the federal government’s Northern Business Relief Fund (NBRF) and Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF).  Tourism operators will be able to apply to the Department of Industry, Tourism, and Investment to cover the same fixed operating costs set out under the NBRF. Eligible operators will be able to claim up to $50,000 for expenses which can include: rent/mortgage; utilities (heat; electric; water and sewer; phone and internet); subscriptions (for example financial or booking systems); and insurance. This is a one-time funding initiative designed to help companies through to April 1, 2021, when new government supports are anticipated to become available.  Expenses already covered by federal payments under the NBRF and the RRRF will not be eligible. Eligible tourism operators should contact their regional ITI Tourism Development Officer. For more information - link

    SEED Funding available for NWT Businesses to get their Financials in Order -  (NWT) businesses can now apply to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI)’s Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) Program for funding to get their financial books in order. Up to $7,500.00 is available to individual businesses that need completed bookkeeping and/or financial statements to advance economic recovery or to apply for government funding. The total amount of funding available for this initiative is $400,000. The need for government supports to help small businesses assemble their costs and revenue reporting was identified by the NWT Business Advisory Council.  Applications will be considered retroactive to April 1, 2020. - link

     

    Economic Recovery:

    • NWT Wage Top-Up Program: The GNWT is asking NWT businesses to administer the program for their eligible workers on their behalf.  An eligible worker is any of their employees who earn less than $18/hr and are at least 15 yrs old at the time of application.  This has been extended to August 31, 2021 - link 
    • Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) Program: the Department of Industry, Tourism, and Investment (ITI)'s SEED program has been adjusted to encourage and support new, innovative proposals that reflect the realities of the new post COVID-19 economy - link

    Economic Relief: please see link

  • Changes to Remote Tourism Changes to Remote Tourism

    The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer Allows Remote Tourism Activities to Resume

    YELLOWKNIFE (April 21, 2021) – The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) is allowing for remote tourism activities to resume in the Northwest Territories (NWT) for the 2021 summer season under certain conditions.  NWT Tourism Operators will need to submit a Remote Tourism Operators COVID-19 Operations Plan to the OCPHO for authorization to host out-of-territory clients at remote sites in the NWT. To ensure out-of-territory visitors can self-isolate while NWT visitors and residents remain safe, these tourism operators must demonstrate that they can carry out business with no, or very minimal, contact between travellers and NWT residents who are not employees of the remote tourism operation.

    The Remote Tourism Operators COVID-19 Operations Plan is a critical component of this initiative. It will clarify how the licensed remote tourism operator will reduce the risk of COVID-19 being introduced and transmitted within the NWT and will demonstrate important details such as: 

    • Transportation of workers and clients in and out of remote locations.
    • Managing COVID-19 related illness in a remote setting.
    • Medical extraction and medical capacity on site.
    • On-site isolation, support and/or care for staff and clients should the need arise.
    • Other mitigation plans for COVID-19 related arising risks.
    • Supporting and ensuring client compliance with existing public health measures.

    This approach will provide remote tourism operators the opportunity to accommodate visitors during the important NWT summer tourism season, support Northern businesses, and provide jobs for NWT residents while continuing to keep our communities and residents healthy and safe. 

    Related links:

    Resources:

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    Tourism

     

  • CanNor Tourism Relief Fund CanNor Tourism Relief Fund

    The Government of Canada announced the launch of the Tourism Relief Fund, which will deliver a national investment of $485 million over two years via the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and other Regional Development Agencies. Further, as a part of the $485 million investment, there is a carve-out of $50 million dedicated to supporting Indigenous tourism initiatives.

    The Tourism Relief Fund is meant to help tourism businesses strategically adapt their products and services to adjust to public health requirements, while also helping them plan for and invest in future growth. The Fund will also focus on empowering tourism businesses to attract visitors from across Canada and around the world as our country prepares to safely re-open. Contributions to businesses will be either non-repayable (contributions up to $100,000) or repayable (contributions up to $500,000). Not-for-profit organizations and Indigenous organizations (not generating profits) will be eligible for non-repayable contributions. The Tourism Relief Fund will also offer liquidity support as needed when the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund is no longer available. 

    For more information about the Tourism Relief Fund, including the eligibility criteria and the application guide, please visit here, e-mail cannor.operations.cannor@canada.ca or call your local regional office at:

    Northwest Territories Regional Office
    Yellowknife, NWT
    Tel: (867) 669-2608

  • Federal Economic Response Plan Federal Economic Response Plan

     

     

    Find the support you need for your business webpage - link.

    Update July, 2021 - CEWS and CERS have been extended from June 2021 to September 25, 2021

    New Recovery Benefits:

    • The Government of Canada continues to help and support Canadian families and workers struggling to make ends meet because of the COVID‑19 pandemic. Over the past year, this support has included the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, the Canada Emergency Student Benefit, three recovery benefits, and a more flexible and accessible Employment Insurance (EI) program. To give workers the certainty they need should their job be affected by COVID-19, the government put forward legislation to increase the maximum number of weeks available to workers through EI regular benefits. On March 07, 2021, this legislation, Bill C-24, received Royal Assent. Workers claiming EI regular benefits can now access up to a maximum of 50 weeks for claims established between September 27, 2020, to September 25, 2021.
    • In addition, self-employed workers who have opted into the EI program to access special benefits are now able to use a 2020 earnings threshold of $5,000, compared to the previous threshold of $7,555. This change is retroactive for claims established as of January 3, 2021, and applies until September 25, 2021.
    • As part of this legislation, all international travelers who need to quarantine or isolate upon their return to Canada, including people returning from vacation, are ineligible to receive support from any of the recovery benefits for the period of their mandatory quarantine or isolation. These changes are retroactive to October 2, 2020. For more information - link

    Federal Government announces new, targeted support to help small businesses: link

    The federal government has announced new recovery benefits that will replace CERB, and the application is now open:

    • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB): The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they're sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19.  The CRSB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) If you're eligible for the CRSB, you can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for a 1-week period.  If your situation continues past 1 week, you will need to apply again. You may apply up to a total of 2 weeks between September 27, 2020, and September 25, 2021. - link
    • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB): The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they must care for their child under 12 years old or a family member who needs supervised care. This applies if their school, regular program, or facility is closed or unavailable to them due to COVID-19 or because they're sick, self-isolating, or at risk of serious health complications due to COVID-19.  The CRCB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).   If you're eligible for the CRCB, your household can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for each 1-week period.  If your situation continues past 1 week, you will need to apply again. You may apply up to a total of 26 weeks between September 27, 2020, and September 25, 2021. - link
    • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB): opening Oct/12/20 - The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.  The CRB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).    If you are eligible for the CRB, you can receive $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) for a 2-week period.  If your situation continues the past 2 weeks, you will need to apply again. You may apply up to a total of 13 eligibility periods (26 weeks) between September 27, 2020, and September 25, 2021 - link.

    Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP):

    • The Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) provides businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19, access guaranteed, low-interest loans of $25,000 to $1 million to cover operational cash flow needs.  HASCAP is available to businesses that operate in sectors such as tourism and hospitality, restaurants and those that primarily rely on in-person services.  The program is available at some participating financial institutions. Other participating financial institutions will deploy the program progressively over the days that follow.  For more information - link

    Additional Support by Sector - link 

  • WSCC WSCC

    WSCC - Here is a listing of WSCC webpages to assist in your questions regarding reopening; worker safety, etc.

    Fatigue in the workplace

    Young Workers’ Program

    Audio from the most recent WSCC Webinar - link

    The WSCC has been developing resources to support employers in re-opening and maintaining safe operations during COVID-19. We would like to highlight several new and updated resources that have been requested by employers:

    It is important to note that if employers have already completed past versions of mandatory forms, they DO NOT need to complete new ones. However, it is important that every employer continues to regularly review and update workplace safety information. We are available if any employer has any questions, or if they would like more support working through their Exposure Control Plan: Email Covid-19@wscc.nt.ca in the Northwest Territories, Covid-19@wscc.nu.ca in Nunavut, or call 1 (800) 661-0792.

     

  • BAC Recommendations BAC Recommendations

    The Northwest Territories Business Advisory Council (BAC) was established by the Minister of ITI to provide Executive Council advice on how to mitigate the impacts of restrictions put in place as a result of COVID-19 and the development of an economic recovery plan.

    We are pleased to release the results of our Face-to-Face Strategic Planning Meeting on November 17th, 2020. The attached document summarizes what we feel are top priorities for both the Federal and Territorial Governments to help ensure that the economy “emerges stronger” from the effects of COVID19.

    BAC Recommendations

  • Feeling Safe in your Work Place Feeling Safe in your Work Place

    Whether you are an employee or an employer, keeping your workplace safe is everyone's job.

    The 5 essentials to a safe workplace:

    • Screening
    • Sanitation
    • Social Distancing
    • Adaptation
    • Communication

    Rule of thumb to remember when using public areas is: for each action = sanitation

    When washing hands and/or sanitizing be sure to rub in between your fingers and don't forget about your thumb  

    Cleaning vs sanitizing vs disinfecting know the difference:

    • Cleaning removes dust, debris and dirt from a surface by scrubbing, washing and rinsing. 

    • Sanitizing reduces the bacteria identified on the product’s label on surfaces and in laundry. 

    • Disinfecting destroys or inactivates both the bacteria and viruses identified on the product’s label (like influenza and rhinovirus) on hard, nonporous surfaces. 

    Disinfecting/Cleaning -  link   Cleaning Checklist - link 

  • Open for Business Open for Business

    Are you open for business?  Here are a few tips to increase customership:

    • Make sure hours are current and updated on your website; social media; Google search; etc.
    • If non-medical masks are required, be sure that it is clearly indicated on your doors prior to entry as well as on your website and/or social media
    • Have appropriate signage throughout the business as required
    • Have sanitizer as required
  • Signage Templates Signage Templates

    Signage is helpful in providing your customers information in regards to social distancing; makes usage; hand sanitizer; etc.

     

     

     

     

    There are several local businesses in the NWT that do printing as well as design and templates:

    Through the Federal Government of Canada; GNWT and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce you can download templates to have printed at any one of the above businesses as well:

    Health and Safety Signage from the Government of Canada (PDF):

    • Poster: About Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - link
    • Poster: Help reduce the spread of COVID-19 - link
    • Poster: Cleaning and disinfecting public spaces during COVID-19 - link
    • Infographic: Wash your hands - link
    • Infographic: Preventing COIVD-19 in the workplace - link
    • additional health and safety awareness graphics and information from the Government of Canada available here

    GNWT Infographics and Posters:

    • Handwashing - link
    • How to use Bleach as a Disinfectant - link
    • Disinfection for homes and camps with no running water - link
    • Correct sequence of putting on/taking off PPE equipment - link
    • WSCC Health and Safety COVID-19 posters (maximum occupancy; businesses; direction; open for business; reception area; coffee/water station)  All posters are in English; French and Inuit - link

    Operations Signage from CBRN: link

    • Poster: Line up here - PDF
    • Store at capacity - PDF
    • Curbside pickup only - PDF
    • Social distancing in effect - PDF
    • We apologize for the delay - PDF
    • Blank template - PDF PNG
  • Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Exposure Control Plan Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Exposure Control Plan

    The Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce has put together an exposure control plan. Having an Exposure Control Plan in place is a requirement for businesses in the Northwest Territories prior to re-opening to the public at the appropriate stage of the Emerging Wisely plan. The purpose of an Exposure Control Plan is to:

    • Determine the risk to workers of exposure to the virus;
    • Inform workers of their risk to exposure to the virus at the worksite; and
    • Outline how the employer and employees will manage to eliminate or mitigate those risks.

    Employers do not need approval from the WSCC to reopen once the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer has lifted business restrictions. However, Employers must have Exposure Control Plans in place before there open to make sure that they are able to operate their business safely. The ECP will need to be available during inspections or if a complaint is made and an investigation is pursued by one of the regulatory bodies. A Workplace Risk Assessment must be completed by employers as part of the Exposure Control Plan. The Workplace Risk Assessment Form is appended to this document. Each employee must complete a Worker Hazard Assessment (also appended). - link 

  • Webinars Webinars

    Upcoming Webinars: 

    Past Webinars: 

    Safety and Health Week Webinar with WSCC - link

    Vaccine Rollout Q&A with Dr. Kami Kandola YouTube recording  Presentation Deck  Q&A

    Magnet Presentation Deck

    NWT Economic Recovery Discussion with Hon. Dan Vandal

    Innovation Canada Presentation Deck

    Osisko Metals Update: Presentation Deck    Audio

    Tax Season Prep with CRA/Service Canada: Presentation Deck

    CanNor: Presentation   Audio

    Q&A with WSCC: Audio 

    Here is a listing of webpages and contact emails:

    Q&A with the Honorable Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services: link  Q&A

    COVID-19 Secretariat Presentation: link

    Crowe Mackay, presented by partner Gillian Lee - Tax Implications of Relief Funding and updates on CERB; CEWS; and CEBA:  Presentation - link  Audio - link

    Fillable pdf for 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy Self-Identification Form for Employers - link

    CFIB Youtube session held by CRA on CEWS 2.0 - link

    Box 32 and your Staycation: Presented by Andy Wong from Crowe Mackay

    Audio - link   Presentation - link    Questions: link

    WSCC Webinar - getting ready to reopen - audio 

    Q&A with Hon Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairsaudio 

    Helpful Infographics from May 19th call with Service Canada/CRA: COVID-19 Outreach Resource Links - link COVID-19 Benefits factsheet - link COVID-19 CCB Infographic Outreach - link

    On April 15th we hosted a call with Service Canada and CRA here is Service Canada's Presentation - link

    BDIC - Several webinars monthly - link

    NACCA Webinars link

     

     

  • CRA NWT Contact Information CRA NWT Contact Information

    Did you know that the NWT has its own number for CRA when calling from an (867) number? Or that we have local reps for both personal and business questions?

    Here is the contact info for CRA direct NWT Line:

    Individual 1(866)426-1527

    Business 1(866)841-1876

    Call from your (867) phone number ONLY

     

    Business questions:
    Contact: Lionel Holm (867)444-0564 Lionel.Holm@cra-arc.gc.ca

    Personal questions:
    Contact: Natasha MacLeod (867)444-0841 Natasha.MacLeod@cra-arc.gc.ca

    All other information in regards to CRA; COVID-19 relief measures and your taxes can be found on our COVID-19 webpage 

    Useful Links:
    All Federal COVID economic assistance

    CEWS (Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy) 

    CERS (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy)

    CEBA (Canada Emergency Business Account)

    Checking status of a CEBA application or call - CEBA Call Centre at 1-888-324-4201  CEBA Pre-Screen Tool

    NBRF: Northern Business Relief Fund (CanNor)

    Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)

    All COVID and Government Support available (tailored by answering questions about your business)

    Year-End Filing Requirements

    Claiming Employee Home Offices Expenses due to COVID

    Frequently Asked Questions about home office Expenses

    Form T777s to claim COVID Home Office Expense on your Tax Return

  • COVID Updates and Information COVID Updates and Information

    All your up to date COVID-19 information from federal and territorial announcements; advocacy; Emerging Wisely; etc can be found at https://www.nwtchamber.com/covid-19

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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