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October 5, 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.

Tax updates: 

  • British Columbia - Provincial Sales Tax (PST) rebate extended: The PST Rebate on Select Machinery and Equipment has been extended by six months to March 31, 2022. Certain incorporated businesses leasing or purchasing select machinery and equipment may apply for a rebate of the PST paid for that machinery and equipment. 

Other updates:

  • Manitoba - Remote witnessing and commissioning options in effect: The Manitoba government announced new regulations to enhance access to the province’s justice system. These regulations establish processes for using videoconferencing as an alternative to in-person attendance when witnessing and commissioning certain legal documents under various Acts (e.g. Power of Attorney Act, Real Property Act). 

  • Nova Scotia - State of emergency extended: Nova Scotia’s state of emergency is extended to October 17, 2021.

  • Nunavut - Public health emergency extended: Nunavut’s public health emergency is extended to October 14, 2021.

  • Prince Edward Island - Proof of vaccination program: The PEI government will launch the PEI Vax Pass program on October 5, 2021 and it will be in effect “until the risk of COVID‑19 to Prince Edward Island is reduced.” Individuals aged 12 and older must show proof of vaccination to access certain indoor and outdoor organized gatherings and events, including: (i) sporting events, concerts, casinos and movie theatres; (ii) wedding and funeral receptions and wakes; (iii) indoor gyms and fitness centres; and (iv) indoor and patio dining at restaurants, cafes and bars. 

  • Yukon - Paid Sick Leave Rebate extended: The Yukon Paid Sick Leave Rebate for employers and the self‑employed has been relaunched for a third term, from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022. The rebate provides up to 10 days’ wages for workers who are sick, self‑isolating or caring for other household members due to COVID‑19.

Links to government announcements:

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