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.
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
- Whatì temporary COVID-19 Restrictions: extended to Oct. 9, 2021
- Behchokǫ̀ temporary COVID-19 Restrictions: extended to Oct. 7, 2021
- 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.
Financial Funding options:
GNWT: Pandemic Relief Extension Program (PREP) - link
Supplement for Tourism Accommodations Relief (STAR) Program - link
Federal: Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) - link
- NWT COVID-19 Dashboard
- Travel Hotspots
- Delta Variant FAQs
- GNWT COVID-19 webpage
- Vaccination Bookings
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.
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
- 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)
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."
Emerging Wisely 2021: Step by Step Together
- 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
- Emerging Wisely 2021: Step by Step Together (poster)
- Emerging Wisely 2021: Step by Step Together (report)
- Emerging Wisely 2021: Step by Step Together (FAQ)
- NWT COVID-19 Dashboard
- Business + Work: GNWT COVID Resource Centre
- FAQ: Self-Isolation Requirements
- Guidance for Residents
- FAQ: Indoor Gathering Reuqirements
- Activty Exemptions
- Guidance for Businesses
- Business Exemptions
- Healthy Habits
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
Indoor Gatherings Cheat Sheet
Self Isolation Cheat Sheet
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
COVID Secretariat Information One Pagers
To assist with streamlining communications and information the COVID Secretariat has started issuing one-pager factsheets:
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
- 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 TourismThe 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.
- News Release: https://www.gov.nt.ca/en/newsroom/self-isolation-time-period-changes-travellers-fully-vaccinated-covid-19-vaccine-coverage
- Order: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/sites/covid/files/resources/pho-selfisolation_21-04-21.en_.pdf
- FAQs: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/questions-and-answers?tid=203
- Chart: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/reduced-self-isolation-requirements-chart
- Information Sheet: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/reduced-self-isolation-requirements-information-sheet
- Main Webpage: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/en/self-isolation-vaccinated-individuals
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 email@example.com or call your local regional office at:
Northwest Territories Regional Office
Tel: (867) 669-2608
Federal Economic Response Plan
Find the support you need for your business webpage - link.
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 If you're eligible for the CRSB, you can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for a 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 ( after taxes withheld) for a 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):
WSCC - Here is a listing of WSCC webpages to assist in your questions regarding reopening; worker safety, etc.
- WSCC Service Updates
- Resources – Guides, tools, and forms
- Posters – COVID-19 themed posters for NWT and NU workplaces
Fatigue in the workplace
- Impairment: Fatigue in the Workplace – Overview of fatigue as a form of workplace impairment
- Impairment in the workplace – Overview of impairment as a hazard
- Video – Fatigue in the Workplace – Topic discussion
- Young Workers’ Certificate Course – A 2-hour free online course for young workers.
- Young Workers Toolbox Talks – Industry-specific topics with student and instructor guides.
- Ready to Work? Checklist for Young Workers – A checklist covering the very basics of safety that all young workers should know.
- Young Worker Orientation Guide and Checklist – A origination guide for employers hiring young workers, as well as a training checklist to keep a record of training.
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:
- Updated versions of the workplace assessment forms – The Workplace Risk Assessment for employers and the Worker Hazard Assessment for workers.
- The COVID-19 Workplace Safety Planning Checklist – A to-do list for employers.
- A guide and info sheet that helps with your safety planning – The Exposure Control Planning Guide and Working Safely During COVID-19
- Screening tools for customers, clients, and workers.
- A line of printer-friendly COVID-19 posters.
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 Covidfirstname.lastname@example.org in the Northwest Territories, Covidemail@example.com in Nunavut, or call 1 (800) 661-0792.
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.
Pan-Canadian Strategy to Manage COVID-19
A coherent national strategy must include all there levels of government working together as partners, collaboratively addressing these six key components:
- Data-driven, science-based, policies to limit the spread of the virus
- Significant, wide-spread rapid testing and contact tracing
- Open transparent communications and consistent messaging
- Tailored support for the hardest hit economically
- A well-designed; well-organized, and well-communicated plan for vaccine administration
- A holistic approach to evaluating costs and benefits of actions to control the disease
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:
- Social Distancing
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.
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 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
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
Safety and Health Week Webinar with WSCC - link
Magnet Presentation Deck
NWT Economic Recovery Discussion with Hon. Dan Vandal
Innovation Canada Presentation Deck
Tax Season Prep with CRA/Service Canada: Presentation Deck
Q&A with WSCC: Audio
Here is a listing of webpages and contact emails:
- COVID-19 WSCC Services Updates - https://www.wscc.nt.ca/health-safety/covid-19
- COVID-19 WSCC Resources - https://www.wscc.nt.ca/health-safety/covid-19/forms
- COVID-19 Posters for workplaces - https://www.wscc.nt.ca/health-safety/covid-19/posters
- For COVID-19 questions regarding workplace safety - Covidfirstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Secretariat Presentation: linkFillable 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
WSCC Webinar - getting ready to reopen - audio
Q&A with Hon Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs - audio
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
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:
Call from your (867) phone number ONLY
Contact: Lionel Holm (867)444-0564 Lionel.Holm@cra-arc.gc.ca
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
All Federal COVID economic assistance
Locally Sourced PPE Equipment
Looking to purchase PPE Equipment locally? Below is a list (that will be updated regularly) of local businesses that are either manufacturing and/or selling PPE Equipment
Tlicho Online Store - link
CanArctic Graphics - link
Signed - link
PPE Equipment Supplier:
Arctic Trading Canada - link
Are you a business that is manufacturing/selling PPE Equipment but not on the list? Pls email us