Canada is facing an array of challenges brought on by COVID-19, and many of these challenges impact the workplace. Finding up-to-date information from reliable sources can be found by going to the following sites:

Health Canada:

World Health Organization:

Centres for Disease Control & Prevention: 

But what does this mean for employers & employees?

H2R Business Solutions can assist employers, and their employees through these uncertain times by providing a variety of information and support regarding:

1) Government announced special leaves of absence in response to COVID-19

  • H2R can consult with you on which special statutory leaves will best suit your employees’ unique circumstances
  • We can bring clarity to proposed legislation that provides job protection for employees who are unable to work during the pandemic
  • And, help determine if employees are eligible for these leaves

Online Resources

Statutory Leaves:

Other Forms of Statutory Leaves:

Legislation to Assist Workers:

2) Employee ROE submissions and EI applications

  • H2R can assist your payroll department with the details on ROE codes
  • We can answer employee inquiries regarding their EI benefits and applications

3) Government funded, and other assistance programs provided to employers

  • H2R can help employers find an assistance program that works for them and take advantage of the 75% wage subsidy provided by the government
  • Our consultants can guide you through the assistance program application process
  • And, determine if a work-sharing arrangement or the CEBA Loan Program is a viable option for your business

Online Resources

Resources for Canadian Businesses:

Supplementary Unemployment Plan:

4) Offer employees support and strategies for staying healthy and productive

  • At a time where employees are being asked to take care of their physical health, it is important they are reminded to also take care of their mental health
  • H2R can help employees benefit from their Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) if they are suffering from feelings of isolation
  • We can assist in providing employees with strategies on elevating their mood, as well as their productivity while working from home

Online Resources

Staying Active:

Mental Health & COVID-19:

Challenging Worries:

Additional COVID-19 Online Resources

Health Canada:

World Health Organization:

Centre for Disease Control & Prevention:


Jill and her consultants at H2R Business Solutions are here to offer our support as you navigate your employees through the special circumstances resulting from the implications of COVID-19.

Reach out to us today and sign up for updates and Zoom meeting invites.

You can reach us by contacting Jill Zappitelli @ or (519) 500-7570.