Government of Canada Work-Sharing Program can help Employers avoid job cutting
The Work-Sharing Program (WSP) is designed to help employers and workers avert temporary layoffs. The program provides income support to workers eligible for Employment Insurance benefits and who are willing to work a temporary reduced work week when there is a reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer.
Visit the site shown below to read more about the program and eligibility criteria.
OMAFRA Financial Resources and Support Services Brochures
Visit the OPIC website (www.opic.on.ca) and click on publications to see the Financial Resources and Support Services brochures that have been developed by OMAFRA for various regions across Southern Ontario.
Hard copies of these brochures as well as brochures for Northern Ontario Regions are available at the OMAFRA resource centers across the province.
The 2018 season is obviously off to a slow start following a significant storm system that brought freezing rain, ice pellets and snow to much of the province on the April 14th weekend. As of April 18th, it’s easy to find fields that are still snow covered (Figure 1). The weather and soil conditions will eventually turn more favourable and when it does field activities will begin at a rapid pace. The following is an overview of where crop conditions are at so far and management considerations for the upcoming 2018 crop.
There is snow on the ground again this morning. Generally the winter wheat crop looks good. Cold temperatures persist so growth has been limited. Some nitrogen has been applied and most of the red clover is on the wheat.