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March 15, 2022 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.


  • British Columbia - Public health restrictions relaxed: Effective March 11, 2022: (i) the use of face masks in indoor public spaces (including workplaces, public transit and ferries) is no longer mandatory; and (ii) places of worship are no longer required to restrict attendance based on vaccination status. Effective April 8, 2022, proof of vaccination against COVID‑19 will no longer be required to access non‑essential events, services and businesses.

  • Manitoba - Public health restrictions lifted: Effective March 15, 2022, all remaining COVID-19 public health orders and restrictions are lifted. However, the use of a mask continues to be required for all individuals attending at a health‑care facility.

  • Northwest Territories - Public health emergency extended: The territorial public health emergency is extended until March 29, 2022.

  • Saskatchewan - Work experience funding: The Saskatchewan government announced $4 million of funding for the Economic Recovery Work Experience Initiative, which will subsidize wages paid by employers to eligible unemployed or underemployed job seekers. Up to $6,000 of funding for each worker is available to fund 100% of wages for the first month of work, 80% for the second month and 60% for the third and fourth months.

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