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October 7, 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.

Updates: 

  • Canada - Public health restrictions: Effective October 30, 2021: (i) travellers departing from Canadian airports or on federally-regulated trains must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; (ii) employers in the federally-regulated air, rail and marine transportation sectors will be required to establish vaccination policies for their employees.

  • Manitoba - Business support program extended: The Healthy Hire Manitoba Program, which provides Manitoba employers with a subsidy of 50% of wages (to a maximum of $5,000 per employee) paid to newly-hired employees who attest that they will be vaccinated against COVID-19, is extended until November 15, 2021.

  • New Brunswick - Additional public health restrictions: Effective October 8, 2021 for 14 days, the following restrictions will apply in the Moncton, Edmundston and Saint John River areas: (i) individuals must limit their contacts to their own households; (ii) private indoor and outdoor gatherings are prohibited; and (iii) travel into or out of the affected regions is restricted to essential travel or travel to events where proof of vaccination is required. Additionally, residents in all areas of the province are required to limit their contacts to their own households between October 8, 2021 at 6 pm and October 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador - Vaccine passport: Effective October 8, 2021, businesses can download and use the provincial government’s “NLVaxVerify” app to confirm proof of vaccination through the scanning of individuals’ vaccination QR codes, as part of the province’s vaccine passport implementation.

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