Construction Sector Support Resource

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This page contains links to information and resources to help Construction and Landscape businesses mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. Available information continues to evolve. Please check back often for updates.

Workplace Health and Safety Guidelines for Construction sector:

Guidance on employee health and safety

Construction sector workplace postings and additional guidance

Four non-profit health and safety associations contracted by Ontario’s Ministry of Labour are working to provide employers with reliable guidance on how to keep their workers and workplaces safe. Updated regularly, this resources is the most comprehensive and up-to-date place for employers to look for advice and rules at any time. Click here for updates.

The Construction Sector

Prior to COVID-19 containment measures, The County's economy represented 8,737 jobs, 2,858 businesses with more than $752 million in exports.

The construction sector, with 1,108 jobs, is The County's largest and fastest growing sector.

On April 3, the Ontario government announced that it would be shutting down some parts of the province's construction industry amid efforts to contain COVID-19.

Private sector industrial, commercial and institutional projects are affected, while public sector infrastructure work and some residential construction will be allowed to continue.

Projects related to the health-care sector, including any work necessary to ensure the production of critical equipment and medical devices, as well those required to maintain the operations of petrochemical plants and refineries, will be exempted from the shut down.

For developers:

Building permit applications are still being accepted, but will not be approved until after emergency orders are lifted. To submit an application, download documents from here and email them to building@pecounty.on.ca or mail the application to County of Prince Edward Building Department, 332 Picton Main Street, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0. Permit costs vary depending on the scope of the project.

Given the precautionary measures due to the COVID-19 emergency, the County of Prince Edward is accepting alternative arrangements for public consultations as part of a complete application. Please see detailed guidelines under the Information for Developers tab on the right.

Ongoing municipal construction

The municipality is continuing with certain critical infrastructure projects as permitted under the province’s essential workplaces provision. The work, which supports local jobs, includes the replacement of the Black River Bridge, upgrades to the water towers in Consecon and Bloomfield, and various road, water and sewer projects. The municipality is also on track to implement its commitments to improve several rural roads during the summer construction season.



This page contains links to information and resources to help Construction and Landscape businesses mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. Available information continues to evolve. Please check back often for updates.

Workplace Health and Safety Guidelines for Construction sector:

Guidance on employee health and safety

Construction sector workplace postings and additional guidance

Four non-profit health and safety associations contracted by Ontario’s Ministry of Labour are working to provide employers with reliable guidance on how to keep their workers and workplaces safe. Updated regularly, this resources is the most comprehensive and up-to-date place for employers to look for advice and rules at any time. Click here for updates.

The Construction Sector

Prior to COVID-19 containment measures, The County's economy represented 8,737 jobs, 2,858 businesses with more than $752 million in exports.

The construction sector, with 1,108 jobs, is The County's largest and fastest growing sector.

On April 3, the Ontario government announced that it would be shutting down some parts of the province's construction industry amid efforts to contain COVID-19.

Private sector industrial, commercial and institutional projects are affected, while public sector infrastructure work and some residential construction will be allowed to continue.

Projects related to the health-care sector, including any work necessary to ensure the production of critical equipment and medical devices, as well those required to maintain the operations of petrochemical plants and refineries, will be exempted from the shut down.

For developers:

Building permit applications are still being accepted, but will not be approved until after emergency orders are lifted. To submit an application, download documents from here and email them to building@pecounty.on.ca or mail the application to County of Prince Edward Building Department, 332 Picton Main Street, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0. Permit costs vary depending on the scope of the project.

Given the precautionary measures due to the COVID-19 emergency, the County of Prince Edward is accepting alternative arrangements for public consultations as part of a complete application. Please see detailed guidelines under the Information for Developers tab on the right.

Ongoing municipal construction

The municipality is continuing with certain critical infrastructure projects as permitted under the province’s essential workplaces provision. The work, which supports local jobs, includes the replacement of the Black River Bridge, upgrades to the water towers in Consecon and Bloomfield, and various road, water and sewer projects. The municipality is also on track to implement its commitments to improve several rural roads during the summer construction season.



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