COVID-19 Daily Bulletins: March 30


Guidance for Employers of Temporary Foreign Workers Regarding COVID-19 

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IIRC) recently announced exemptions to travel restrictions to facilitate entry of Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW’s) into Canada. Employers using all streams of the program are able to make arrangements for workers, and TFW’s, some international students and approved permanent residents who haven’t yet landed are now able to enter Canada.

Further to the announcement of the exemptions to the travel restrictions, IIRC has also provided the attached guidance for employers of temporary foreign workers regarding COVID-19. The document includes criteria for employers, including guidance for those that provide accommodations to TFW’s.

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Only people who provide essential services and truck drivers who regularly cross the border to maintain the flow of goods are exempt from the isolation requirements.

Spring Weight Restriction Resource now available online

To bring clarity to the scope of spring weight restrictions for heavy commercial trucks across Canada, the Task Force on Weights and Dimensions Policy has answered a request from the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and is making available an online resource for carriers.

Details include links to provincial government websites as well as a section that highlights if exemptions or special provisions to each jurisdictions’ spring weight restrictions are in play.   To view the website, click here

CTA appreciates the rapid response to this request and the continued strong collaboration with the Task Force.

Carriers are encouraged to review the details contained on the website.

Quebec company offers free room and board for truckers during COVID-19 crisis

Truck drivers will permitted to stay free of charge for a thirty-minute period at one of three Holiday Inn and Suites hotel locations in Saint-Hyacinthe, Trois-Rivières and in Vaudreuil-Dorion. Drivers will have access to a room, to use the shower and bathrooms, the company announced.

Trucking Associations in Media Urging Respect for Truckers, use of washrooms, promoting #ThankaTRucker

@CanTruck pres Laskowski and @MaryscottG of @cabc_co pen @ipoliticsca editorial illuminating importance of truckers and urge respect for those holding supply chain together

— CTA (@CanTruck) March 30, 2020

Should businesses have to keep their washrooms open for truckers amid the coronavirus pandemic?

— (@globalnews) March 30, 2020

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