May 1, 2020

Government Announces Some Construction Sites Can Reopen

Today, the Ontario government announced that some construction sites can reopen under strict working conditions. The specific parts of the industry that can open are additional essential construction projects that include

  • Shipping and logistics
  • Broadband, telecommunications, and digital infrastructure
  • Any other project that supports the improved delivery of goods and services
  • Municipal projects
  • Colleges and universities
  • Childcare centres
  • Schools
  • Site preparation, excavation, and servicing for institutional, commercial, industrial, and residential development

The government indicated that strict guidelines must be followed. For more information, see the Ministry of Labour’s sector guidance documents and IHSA’s construction resources.

We want you to stay safe and we’re here if you have any questions about the announcement or your rights during this time of great anxiety. Please put your safety and the safety of your family and colleagues first at all times.