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July 8, 2021 update

Information is accurate as at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Information may be affected by subsequent announcements.

Links to government announcements follow at the end of the update.


  • Newfoundland and Labrador -  Tourism Hospitality Support Program: The NL government announced details of its new $30 million‑funded Tourism Hospitality Support Program. Provincially‑owned and operated tourism and hospitality operators that have experienced a loss of sales in 2020 over 2019 and have a reasonable plan to continue operations in 2021 and/or 2022 are eligible for one non-repayable contribution per enterprise of: (i) $2,500 (minimum); or (ii) 5% of total loss of sales in 2020 over 2019 (maximum $50,000). Applicants must have been operating for at least one year on March 16, 2020, and before March 16, 2020 were in a financial position to operate in 2020; new start‑ups that were registered in 2020 and preparing to open for 2020 and/or 2021 may also be eligible. Applications will be available starting July 13, 2021, and will be processed on a first come, first served basis until September 30, 2021. 

  • Northwest Territories - Public health emergency extended: The territory’s public health emergency is extended until July 20, 2021.

  • Ontario - Funding for Toronto’s tourism sector: The Ontario government announced $16.3 million of funding to help Toronto’s tourism industry. Destination Toronto will receive $9 million to develop its workforce and create niche tourism products and activities, and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will receive up to $7.3 million in stabilization funding to enable it to sustain operations and reopen.

  • Saskatchewan - Step Three of reopening plan: The Saskatchewan government announced that Step Three of its reopening plan will begin on July 11, 2021, as the conditions have been met. In Step Three, all provincial public health orders will be lifted, including the province‑wide mandatory masking order and limits on events and gathering sizes. Businesses and facilities can still implement their own masking policy, which must be respected by those visiting their premises. Policies regarding safe businesses and workplaces continue to be determined by individual Occupational Health and Safety plans, which should consider endemic COVID‑19 transmission as part of these plans. 

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