Employee Redeployment

Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA)

On March 21, 2020 the provincial government announced a temporary order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA).

The order granted hospitals the ability to implement redeployment plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What this means for you

Under the new order, we are permitted to redeploy staff within different locations of the hospital and to work in COVID-19 assessment centres. As well as,

  • change the scheduling of work or shift assignments
  • change the assignment of work, including assigning non-bargaining unit employees or contractors to perform bargaining unit work.

Extra staff and volunteers

  • employ extra part-time or temporary staff or contractors, including for the purpose of performing bargaining unit work;
  • use volunteers to perform work, including bargaining unit work; and
  • provide training or education as needed for redeployment

Training and education

Training and education will be provided, as needed, to staff and volunteers for redeployment.

Vacation, absences and other leaves

In addition to redeployment, we are permitted to defer or cancel vacations, absences or other leaves as needed. Regardless of whether they are established by statute, regulation, agreement or otherwise.

Supporting local long-term care

Joseph Brant Hospital is providing support to regional long-term care homes. If you are interested in taking part, please submit a Professional Summary for COVID-19 Redeployment to LTC to COVID Redeployment

Who is needed?

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Practical Nurse
  • Health Care Aides
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Personal Support Worker


If you have questions about redeployment, please speak to your Manager. If you require additional support, contact Human Resources

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