The Canadian government has put in place temporary special measures extending the maximum duration of work-sharing agreements from 38 weeks to 76 weeks across Canada for businesses affected by the COVID-19 business decline and for the steel and aluminum sectors. Go to the Temporary Special Measures for Division of Labor page to see if you are eligible. The employer and employees (and, if applicable, the union) must agree to participate in a work-sharing agreement and apply together. The COVID-19 optimized measures put in place by Service Canada were intended to reduce the processing time before the agreement start date to 10 business days (from 30 business days). Therefore, employers must currently submit their applications at least 10 business days before the desired start date of the agreement (see Work-Sharing Program-COVID-19 for more details). This sample form describes various common and individual tasks that must be performed and coordinated between employees under a work-sharing agreement, and documents each employee`s consent to the agreement. Designed for printing on all inkjet and laser printers. .