LAST UPDATED JANUARY 13, 2021
Below is a listing of provincial emergency orders that have been implemented in response to the COVID pandemic, and which apply in addition to the federal rules.
At the federal level, the government's approach to exemptions is based on a guidance document entitled Services and Functions Deemed Essential, which lists a range of essential marine workers, including marine related businesses such crew, port workers, equipment operators, longshoremen, marine pilots, marine agents, representatives of foreign ship owners, maintenance workers, tug captains, etc. Please note that these guidelines are only advisory in nature (and therefore do not replace Provincial Emergency Orders).
IMPORTANT: Marine transportation workers travelling within and across provinces and territories for businesses purposes should carry with them a copy of Transport Canada Ship Safety Bulletin 18-2020, along with any relevant provincial bulletins and an employment confirmation letter to facilitate identification (as essential workers). The Federation has developed a proposed employment identification template letter (as a guidance only).
ATLANTIC CANADA - ENTRY & MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS
ST LAWRENCE - GREAT LAKES - ENTRY & MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS
ARCTIC - ENTRY & MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS