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COVID-19: Provincial and Territorial Response

As the nation continues to provide resources for Canadians amid the COVID-19 pandemic, provinces and territories are announcing aid measures they are providing for their communities.

Crowe MacKay specialists are working across all of our regions to provide updates on the provincial and territorial measures announced. We will continue to keep you informed through updates on this page.

Provinces and Territories Reopening Plans

Alberta's Relaunch Strategy
 

Phase 1

(May 14)

Phase 2

(TBD)

Phase 3

(TBD)

Arts/culture festivals, major sporting events, concerts
(with restrictions)  
     X
Booking of campgrounds open
(for stays starting June 1)
 X    
Cafes/restaurants/bars/pubs
(at 50% capacity)
 X    
Day camps & summer school
(at reduced capacity)
 X    
Daycares/out-of-school care
(at reduced capacity)
 X    
Dog parks & playgrounds
(at the discretion of municipalities)
 X    
Farmer's markets  X    
Full reopening of all businesses and services
(with some restrictions)
     X
Gatherings of 15 people or less indoors
(must follow social distancing)
 X    
Gatherings of 50 people of less outdoors
(must follow social distancing)
 X    
Hairstyling/ barber shops  X    
Increased larger gatherings
(numbers TBA)
   X  X
Industry conferences
(with restrictions)
     X
In-school classes for K-12
(with restrictions)
   X  
Libraries    X  
Limited visits with patients in health care facilities  X    
Movie theatres and theatres
(with restrictions)
   X  
Museums & galleries    
Non-essential travel    

Personal Services: tanning, esthetics, cosmetic skin
and body treatments, manicures, pedicures, 
waxing, facial treatments, reflexology

   X  
 Places of worship & funeral services
(following specific guidelines)
 X    
 Pools, recreation centres, arenas, nightclubs, gyms
(with restrictions)
     X
 Post-secondary institutions continue with online delivery
(flexibility for in-person delivery once public health restrictions lifted) 
 X    
 Retail businesses
(clothing, furniture, book stores, etc.)
 X    
 Select boat launches open
(with restrictions)
 X    
 Select golf courses open
(with restrictions)
 X    
 Some health services including acupuncture and massage therapy    X  
 Some non-urgent surgeries   X    

 

Find the most current status of Alberta's re-opening plan here.

B.C.'s Restart Plan

Phase 1

(May 14)

Phase 2

(May 19)

Phase 3

(June - September)

Phase 4

(TBD)

B.C. Parks
(day use only)
X
Broader park reopening, including some overnight camping
(June 1, 2020)
X
Cafes/restaurants/bars/pubs
(with restrictions)
X
Communications and information technology X
Critical infrastructure
X
Daycares/out-of-school care/summer camps
(at reduced capacity)
X
Essential health services
X
Film industry beginning with domestic productions
(June/July 2020)
X
Financial institutions X
Food and agriculture service providers
X
Hairstyling/ barber shops/ personal services
(with restrictions)
X
Hotels & Resorts
(June 2020)
X
Industry and manufacturing
X
In-person counselling
X
International Tourism
X
K-12 education partial return
(September 2020)
X
 Large gatherings: concerts, conventions, live sports X
Law enforcement, public safety, first responders and
emergency response personnel
X
Medically related services: dentistry, physiotherapy,
chiropractors, physical therapy, speech therapy,
massage therapy, and similar services
X
Movie theatres and theatres
(July 2020)
X
Museums, galleries, libraries
Office-based worksites
X
Other non-health essential service providers
X
Parks, beaches, & outdoor spaces
X
Post-secondary institutions mix of online and in-class
(September 2020)
X
Recreation & sports
X
Retail businesses
(with restrictions)
X
Sanitation X
Some non-urgent surgeries 
X
Transportation
Vulnerable population service providers
X


Find the most current status of B.C.'s re-opening plan here.

Northwest Territories Emerging Wisely Plan

Phase 1
(May 15)

Phase 2
(Mid-to-late 
June)

Phase 3
(TBD)

Bottle depots
X
Cafes/restaurants/bars/pubs
(at 50% capacity)
X
Choir & band classes resume
(with social distancing)
X
College, adult classes, and trade schools resume
X
Common gyms in buildings open
(with restrictions)
X
Community & youth centres open to the public
(with restrictions)
X
Dine-in restaurants including those with bars
(with restrictions)
X
Farmer's markets
X
Fitness Classes
X
Gatherings of 10 people or less indoors
(must follow social distancing)
X
Gatherings of 25 people or less for indoor sports
- excluding gymnastics
(must follow social distancing)
X
Gatherings of 25 people or less outdoors- including
funerals and weddings
(must follow social distancing)
X
Gatherings of 50 people or less outdoors- including
funerals and weddings
(must follow social distancing; no shared food)
X
Government offices open to the public
(with restrictions)
X
Gymnastics clubs open
(with restrictions)
X
Gyms & fitness centres
(personal training and outdoor classes only)
X
Hairstyling/ barber shops
X
Indoor faith-based & spiritual gatherings with
25 person capacity
(with restrictions)
X
Indoor fields and community gyms (excluding pools
arenas, gyms, gymnastics)
(with capacity limits)
X
In-school classes for K-12
(with restrictions)
X
Libraries
X
Movie theatres and theatres
(with restrictions)
X
Museums & galleries
X
Music & community festivals may operate outdoors
X
Outdoor faith-based gatherings
(following 25 person gathering limit)
X
Outdoor gathering limits removed
(with social distancing)
X
Outdoor recreation/activities: baseball, softball,
beaches, boat launches, community gardens,
golf courses, soccer, summer camps/day
programming, gun ranges, cricket
(following gathering limits of 25)
X
Outdoor theatres/plays
X
Performance theatres open
X
Personal Services: tanning, esthetics, cosmetic
skin and body treatments, manicures, pedicures,
waxing, facial treatments, reflexology
X
Playgrounds open
(adhering to disinfection control protocols)
X
Pools open for instructor certification
X
Pools open to the public
(with restrictions)
Public events of 50 people or less outdoors:
small concerts, community gatherings, etc.
X
Restrictions removed on outdoor tourism
(with social distancing)
X
Retail businesses
X
Shuttle buses
X
Territorial Park day-use areas
X
Tourism operators for local residents only
(following social distancing measures)
X
Tourism operators: 50 or less outdoors; 25 or less inside a vehicle
(following social distancing measures)
  X  

 

Find the most current status of the Northwest Territories' re-opening plan here.

Yukon's Path Forward

Phase 1
(May 15)

Phase 2
(TBD)

Phase 3
(TBD)

Boarders: closed to non-essential travel and non-residents
(with exceptions)
X    
Gradually lifting border controls
    X
Transportation services: taxis, shuttles, buses, public transit,
school buses
(with restrictions)
X    
Retail & services
(with restrictions)
X    
Accommodations: hotels, lodges, hostels, rentals, B&Bs
(with restrictions)
X    
Personal Care services: hairstylists/barbers, tattoos, tanning,
estheticians, massage therapists, etc.
(with restrictions)
   
Fitness students: gyms, yoga studios, etc.
(with restrictions)
   
Bars
(with restriction)
   
Restaurants & food trucks
(with restrictions)
   
Construction
(with restrictions)
   
Agriculture & forestry
(with restrictions)
   
Funeral services with 10 people or less
(with restrictions)
   
Tourist attractions
(with restrictions)
   
Religious services with 10 people or less
(with restrictions)
   
Dental Care
(with restrictions)
   
Diagnostic testing: x-ray testing, ultrasounds, etc.
(with restrictions)
   
Non-urgent surgeries and medical procedures
(with restrictions)
   
Allied health services: physiotherapy, optometrist,
massage therapists
(with restrictions)
   
Fishing & hunting
   
Territorial campgrounds
(with restrictions)
   
Outdoor spaces
(with restrictions)
   
Indoor public recreation centres & libraries
(with restrictions)
X    
Entertainment venues: theatres, movie theatres, casinos,
bingo halls, museums, etc.
(with restrictions)
X    
Farmers markets
(with restrictions)
   
Overnight camps
(with restrictions)

 
K-12 schools face-to-face classes
(to be considered in Phase 2)
   
Post-secondary face-to-face classes
(to be considered in Phase 2)
   
Childcare and day camps
(with restrictions)
X    

 

Find the most current status of the Yukon's re-opening plan here.

Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan

Phase 1
(May 4 -
June 1)

Phase 2
(TBD)

Phase 3
(TBD)

Phase 4 
(TBD)

Boat launches open X      
Childcare facilities
(with restrictions)
    X  
Community gardens
(with restrictions)
X      
Drive-In theatres
(with restrictions)
X      
Fishing season opens
X      
Golf courses open
(with restrictions)
X      
Gyms & fitness facilities
(with restrictions)
     
Indoor & outdoor recreation and entertainment facilities:
arenas, rinks, casinos, bingo halls, pools, municipal parks,
playgrounds, galleries, theatres, museums, etc.
(with restrictions)
      X
Licensed Establishments
(with restrictions)
    X  
Outdoor individual recreation
(with restrictions)
     
Park & campgrounds open
(with restrictions)
X      
Personal Services: estheticians, tattoo artists, spas, tanning, etc.
(with restrictions)
    X  
Personal Services: hairstylists/barbers, massage therapists, acupuncturist, etc.
(with restrictions)
  X    
Public & farmers markets
(with restrictions)
  X    
Public and private gatherings up to 10 people are allowed
X    
Public and private gatherings up to 15 people are allowed
    X  
Public and private gatherings up to 30 people are allowed
      X
Reopening of medical services: dentistry, optometry, physical therapy,
optician services, podiatry, occupational therapy, chiropractic treatment
(with restrictions)
X      
Restaurants & food services at 50% capacity
(with restrictions)
    X  
Retail Business
(with restrictions)
  X    
Shopping malls
(with restrictions)
  X    

 

Find the most current status of Saskatchewan's re-opening plan here.

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