CAODC applauds the Federal Government for its wage support announcement.

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2020

CAODC applauds the Federal Government for its wage support announcement.‚Äč


The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors applauds the Government of Canada for its wage support announcement of a 75 percent wage subsidy for drilling and well-servicing businesses. The program will help oilfield service companies keep Canadians employed through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada's oil and gas service sector is facing a crisis, unlike anything ever seen before, and this assistance is crucial for its survival. "The federal government's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan includes the type of substantial support the industry needs right now. Wage support is desperately needed, and we appreciate the federal government's assistance and commitment to our industry," says CAODC President & CEO, Mark Scholz.

The Association has provided policy recommendations to the Federal Government that would directly support and stabilize the industry. "We have been working with the federal government to develop targeted relief policies to the industry. There is no question more support is needed, however, announcements such as this will make a meaningful difference," says Scholz.

 

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The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) represents Canada's drilling and service rig industry.

For further information, please contact:
 
John Bayko
Vice President, Communications

Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors
Suite 2050, 717-7 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2P 0Z3
Phone: (403) 264-4311
Email: jbayko@caodc.ca