BC Ministry of AVED Updates

March 24, 2020 | 1:54 pm

Subject: COVID-19 Updates from the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training

To OLT Committee and Assistants

Please see [the below] COVID-19 updates from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

We will continue to forward these updates as they become available.

Deborah Buszard
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal | UBC Okanagan


March 24, 2020 | 10:14 am

Subject: FYI – Sector COVID-19 Updates (March 23, 2020): Child Care Supports + Payroll COVID-19 Q&A + BC Action Plan + Federal Travel Exemptions

Good day everyone – please note the following COVID-19 updates:

1. Provincial Child Care Supports
The BC government announced new Support for Child Care Providers including funding for child care centres continuing to operate with reduced enrolment, as well as closed centres with fixed operating costs such as rent…   read more

2. Payroll COVID-19 Q&A
The Canadian Payroll Association released an Employer Q&A for COVID-19 to help operationalize the Federal Government payroll and employment insurance measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

3. Provincial COVID-19 Action Plan
The BC Government announced a COVID-19 Action Plan which includes $5 billion in income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services.

4. Federal Travel Exemptions
The federal government announced additional Exemptions to Travel Restrictions which will apply to foreign nationals who have already committed to working, studying or making Canada their home.

Please share these updates broadly within your respective institutions.

COVID-19 Resources

Kevin Brewster
Director | AEST Operations Centre | BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training