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Statistics Canada is looking to fill 9,000 positions across Ontario

Statistics Canada is looking to fill 9,000 positions across Ontario. When you work for Statistics Canada, you gain valuable work experience at one of the top statistical agencies in the world.

Apply now!

Most census jobs involve doing the field work associated with data collection. Field positions include both supervisory and non-supervisory roles, but most census jobs are enumerator positions (non-supervisory).

  • Enumerator (non-supervisory)
  • Crew leader (supervisory)

The job start and end dates vary by position and location, but will be between March and July 2021 and available across the country.

Enumerator (non-supervisory)

Enumerators work part-time and schedules vary, with most of the work being in the evening and on weekends. They are paid $17.83 per hour, plus eligible expenses. In select Northern and remote communities, enumerators are paid $29.25 per hour.

As an enumerator, you will:

  • collect questionnaires from households
  • capture addresses and drop off letters inviting residents to complete their census questionnaire online
  • follow up with respondents by calling or visiting people in your area to complete a census questionnaire
  • ship completed questionnaires.

Crew leader (supervisory)

Crew leaders work full-time and schedules vary, with most of the work being in the evening and on weekends. They are paid $21.77 per hour, plus eligible expenses. In select Northern and remote communities, crew leaders are paid $31.25 per hour.

As a crew leader, you will:

  • train, lead and supervise a team of up to 18 enumerators
  • monitor the progress and productivity of your team
  • call or visit people in your area to work with them to complete a census questionnaire
  • receive and ship questionnaires and other census documents.

Covid-19 Precautions: Statistics Canada is committed to ensuring the safety of its employees at all times, including those working for the 2021 Census. When a Statistics Canada census employee is sent in person to a dwelling for non-response follow-up, the employee will be required to wear personal safety equipment (provided by Statistics Canada) as well as maintain proper physical distancing, in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities.

Be part of the team that collects the data that will shape Canada's future!

Public Notice - Tek Savvy Internet Tower

Teksavvy Solutions Inc., in accordance with its obligations under the Radiocommunications Act and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada procedure CPC-2-0-03 (2014), hereby notifies the residents in the vicinity of Largie Road and Thamesview Line in the Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich of its intentions to develop an internet Tower at the location shown here consisting of :

  • •A 36.5 metre self support internet tower
  • •An equipment shelter at the base,
  • •and perimeter security fencing

The purpose of the proposed tower is to provide the infrastructure for carriers to improve wireless communication services in the immediate area.

Employment Opportunity - Treasurer

The Corporation of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is a progressive rural community with a population of approximately 3900, ideally located directly off the 401 close to the north shore of Lake Erie in close proximity to London and St. Thomas. The Corporation of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is a growing and revitalized community, comprised of many small commercial, tourism related and agri-businesses.

Dutton Dunwich is currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual for the position of Treasurer. This opportunity will serve as principal policy advisor to the Corporation in the areas of fiscal, financial and accounting matters. 

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk and effectively manage the Financial Department. The candidate will require:

  • Excellent knowledge of the Municipal Act and other relevant legislation, Public Sector Accounting Board standards, investment and debt management, Provincial/Federal funding programs.
  • A thorough knowledge and experience in financial management, purchasing, accounting and auditing principles and practices, applicable legislation/regulatory standards, property taxation, payroll, property assessment, budget formulation, local government functions and responsibilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills to deal with the public and all levels of municipal staff and members of Council on sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Excellent financial, project/time management, organizational, analytical, research, communication, presentation, problem-solving, staff leadership and supervisory skills.

Qualifications:

  • Required post-secondary degree/diploma in accounting/business and a professional designation of CPA (CA, CMA, or CGA) or enrollment in and near completion of an accounting program.
  • Minimum three (3) to five (5) years of management experience (preferably in a government setting).
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office including spreadsheet application.
  • Experience with Keystone Complete Software is considered an asset.

The Municipality offers a compensation package based on qualifications and experience.  Salary range is   $92,248.30 - $107,917.46.  The position is based on a 37.5 hour work week with evening meetings as required.  

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit a detailed resume and cover letter marked CONFIDENTIAL no later than March 12, 2021, by 4:30pm

Kate Morreau, Human Resources.  Email:  kmorreau@duttondunwich.on.ca - Municipality of Dutton Dunwich 199 Currie Road, Dutton ON  N0L 1J0

All applicants are thanked but only those selected for an interview will receive further notice.

Personal information for this position is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, as amended. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Municipality is committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all individuals, including those with disabilities. We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the accessibility standards set out in the AODA. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources Department. 

Elgin County - Green eRecycling is Eliminated

County Council and Local Municipal Partners were informed in June 2020 that the Elgin County Library’s partnership with the STEAM Centre based in St. Thomas and Green eRecycling for the collection of e-waste at library branches was being temporarily suspended due to staffing and resource shortages.

Green eRecycling recently confirmed that the program has now been eliminated altogether, thereby ending the service. Collection bins have been removed.

The program ran from 2017 to 2020 at five branch locations and in that time, it collected over 75,000 kilograms of e-waste. This benefitted the STEAM Centre through increased revenue and donations of re-usable items.

The STEAM Centre continues to collect and refurbish desktops, laptops, and tablets in good condition which are donated to students, Indigenous communities and people with limited income as part of its re//BUILD.IT program. E-waste can either be dropped off by appointment at the STEAM Centre (located at 745 Talbot Street in St. Thomas) or they will arrange for pick-up. Appointments for both drop off and pick-up can be made by calling the Centre at 226-212-0048 or by e-mailing rebuild.it@steameducation.ca.

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - Home Based Food Businesses

Februray 11, 2021

The best small businesses are born out of a passion and a dream.

When it comes to many home-based food businesses, they start with a love of food and a cherished family recipe. Whether passionate about making grandma’s coveted baked goods or a new take on homegrown pickles, jams and preserves, we are making it easier for Ontarians to share their homemade goods with their communities and turn their passion into a successful business.

As our government recently announced, Ontario has made changes to the Food Premises Regulation under the Health Protection and Promotion Act that allow more flexibility for small, independent businesses to sell their low-risk, home-prepared foods from their homes or at special events like farmers’ markets, festivals and fairs. While these changes came into effect on January 1, 2020, the desire to start low-risk, home based food businesses has only increased during COVID, which is why we’re clarifying the rules now.

Low-risk foods are non-hazardous and do not require refrigeration. They include such items as baked goods, pickles, jams and preserves, chocolates, hard candies and brittles, fudge and toffees, granola, trail mix, nuts and seeds, and coffee beans and tea leaves.

These regulatory changes support Ontario’s entrepreneurs in running a home-based food business, without compromising our high standards for food safety. The changes also give Ontarians new opportunities to buy locally produced foods.

The Ministry of Health has published a guide to help such entrepreneurs take the recommended steps to succeed, in a food-safe way, in their homemade food business efforts:

A Guide to Starting a Home-based Food Business

I welcome you to use your networks to share this important information with those who may be interested.

Starting a home-based food business is an excellent opportunity for people across Ontario to share their culinary creativity, build a business for themselves and be part of the province’s agri-food sector. Our government is committed to encouraging this growing part of the economy and to support all the good things that are grown and produced right here in Ontario.

Thank you for your support of this initiative and for all your efforts to partners with us as we strive to build strong communities and a vibrant economy in Ontario.
Sincerely,
Ernie Hardeman
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Red Zone Rules and Restrictions - Effective February 16, 2021

Southwestern Public Health Unit has now entered the RED ZONE

Rules and Restrictions for Regions in the Red Zone

General public health measures (gatherings, workplace requirements and face coverings)

  • Gathering limit for all organized public events and social gatherings:
    • 5 people indoors
    • 25 people outdoors
  • Religious services, weddings and funerals:
    • 30% capacity indoors
    • 100 people outdoors
  • Requirement for workplace screening
  • Face coverings required in:
  • indoor workplaces
  • indoor public spaces, with limited exemptions
  • Where patrons without face coverings are within two metres of workers, workers must use additional protections such as eye protection
  • Workplaces must develop and implement a communication/public education plan (highlighting risk)
  • Physical distancing must be maintained
  • Non-essential travel from areas of high-transmission to areas of low transmission should be avoided

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Maximum number of patrons permitted to be seated indoors is 10
  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metre minimum between tables
  • Outdoor dining, take out, drive through, and delivery permitted
  • Dancing, singing and the live performance of brass or wind instruments are prohibited
  • Require patron contact info (one per party)
  • No buffet style service
  • Night clubs only permitted to operate as restaurant or bar
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
  • Face coverings except when eating or drinking only
  • Eye protection where patrons without face coverings are within 2 metres of workers
  • Limit operating hours, establishments close at 10 p.m.
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • Limit of 4 people may be seated together
  • Limit volume of music (to be no louder than the volume of a normal conversation)
  • Require screening of patrons (for example, questionnaire)
  • Closure of strip clubs
  • A safety plan must be available upon request

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Gyms and fitness studios permitted to be open with maximum of:
    • 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors in classes; and
    • 10 people indoors in areas with weights or exercise equipment
  • No spectators permitted (exemption for parent and guardian supervision of children)
  • Increase spacing between patrons to 3 metres for areas of a sport or recreational facility where there are weights or exercise equipment and in exercise and fitness classes
  • Team sports must not be practiced or played except for training (no games or scrimmage)
  • Activities that are likely to result in individuals coming within 2 metres of each other are not permitted; no contact permitted for team or individual sports, with an exemption for high performance, including parasport, athletes.
  • Patrons may only be in the facility for 90 minutes except if engaging in a sport
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible; measures to prevent shouting by both instructors and members of the public
  • Face coverings required except when exercising
  • Require contact information for all members of the public that enter the facility
  • Require reservation for entry; one reservation for teams
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Meeting and event spaces

  • Maximum of 10 people per facility indoors or 25 outdoors
  • Establishments must be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • Limit of 4 people may be seated together
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Retail

  • Capacity limits of: 75% for supermarkets and other stores that primarily sell groceries, convenience stores, pharmacies
  • 50% for all other retail, including discount and big box retailers, liquor stores, hardware stores and garden centres
  • Stores must post capacity limit publicly
  • Stores must have passive screening for patrons (for example, posting signs outside the store front about not entering if you have COVID-19covid 19 symptoms)This does not apply to indoor malls, which will have to do screening in accordance with instructions by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • Fitting rooms must be limited to non-adjacent stalls
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metre distance and face covering required
  • Limit volume of music (to be no louder than the volume of a normal conversation)
  • Consider limiting capacity in retail stores and in shopping malls during winter holiday season
  • For malls:
    • Stores within the malls subject to appropriate retail measures
    • Maximum 10 patrons permitted to be seated indoors in mall food court
    • Require screening of patrons at mall entrances (for example, questionnaire)
    • a safety plan must be available upon request

Personal care services

  • Oxygen bars, steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools, bath houses, other adult venues, hot tubs, floating pools and sensory deprivation pods closed (some exceptions)
  • Services requiring removal of face coverings prohibited
  • Change rooms and showers closed
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Require screening of patrons (for example, questionnaire)
  • A safety plan must be available upon request

Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

  • Limits:
    • 10 people per facility indoors
    • 25 people outdoors
  • Table games are prohibited
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Require screening of patrons (for example, questionnaire)
  • A safety plan must be available upon request

Cinemas

  • Closed, except for:
    • drive-in cinemas
    • rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event
  • Limit of 50 people per facility (revoke OCMOH approved plan)
  • Face coverings except when eating or drinking only
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Require screening of patrons (for example, questionnaire)
  • Singers and players of brass or wind instruments must be separated from any other performers by plexiglass or other impermeable barrier

Performing arts facilities

  • Closed to spectators
  • Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event permitted
  • Performers and employees must maintain 2 metre physical distance except for purposes of the performance
  • Singers and players of brass or wind instruments must be separated from any other performers by plexiglass or other impermeable barrier
  • Drive-in performances permitted
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Require screening of patrons (for example, questionnaire)
  • A safety plan must be available upon request

 

PUBLIC NOTICE - Revised Garbage Pick Up Schedule due to Weather

PUBLIC NOTICE

Garbage and recycling will not be picked up today. Pick up this week will be as follows:

• Tuesdays route will be completed Wednesday

• Wednesdays route will be completed Thursday

• Thursday route will be completed Friday

• Friday route will be completed Saturday

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

News Release - Ontario Strengthens Consumer Protection for New Home Buyers and Owners

News Release

Ontario Strengthens Consumer Protection for New Home Buyers and Owners

February 1, 2021

Province designates Home Construction Regulatory Authority as new regulator

TORONTO — The Ontario government is designating the Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) the regulator responsible for new home builders and vendors. The HCRA will help ensure that new home buyers and owners are well-informed and better protected by:

  • Licensing new home builders and vendors;
  • Expanding the existing Ontario Builder Directory to provide regulatory compliance and warranty information about thousands of builders and vendors across the province; and
  • Implementing a formal complaints process for the conduct of new home builders and vendors.

"When our government passed the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020 last July, we committed to establishing a regulator for new home builders that works for the people of Ontario. Today's launch of the HCRA is another great example of our commitment to strengthening consumer protection for our province," said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Government and Consumer Services. "The HCRA will ensure that new home builders and vendors are held to professional standards and that all buyers and owners of new homes are well-informed and feel confident that their homes have been built properly."

The HCRA is designated under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017. The creation of the HCRA as a separate authority addresses consumer concerns about potential conflicts of interest within Tarion, Ontario's new home warranty and protection program administrator.

QUICK FACTS

  • The establishment of a separate regulator for new home builders and vendors responds to the Honourable John Douglas Cunningham’s 2016 review of the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and Tarion.
  • The Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020, passed on July 14, 2020, promotes higher quality new home construction, which will reduce defects and new home warranty and protection claims, while better protecting consumers from bad actors in the marketplace.
  • The government improved consumer protection for homebuyers in Bill-145, the Trust in Real Estate Service Act, to modernize the rules for real estate brokerages, brokers and salespersons. It was approved by the legislature in February 2020.
  • Tarion will administer Ontario’s new home warranty and protection program. Together, the HCRA and Tarion will provide stronger consumer protection for Ontarians.

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CONTACTS

Jack Sullivan
Minister’s Office
(437) 224-6385
Jack.Sullivan@ontario.ca

Matteo Guinci
Communications Branch
(416) 575-0773
Matteo.Guinci@ontario.ca

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
http://www.ontario.ca/mgcs

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