Government Announcements & Updates

Government of Canada Temporarily Expands Access to Lockdown Program & Worker Lockdown Benefit  (December 22, 2021)

The federal government has announced their intention to expand eligibility for key support programs to help workers and businesses through new public health restrictions. The government intends to introduce new regulations that will:

  • Expand the Local Lockdown Program to include employers subject to capacity limit restrictions of 50% or more and reduce the current month revenue decline threshold to 25%.
  • Expand the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit to include workers in regions where provincial or territorial governments have introduced capacity limit restrictions of 50% or more.

For further information on these supports, please click here.

Government of Nova Scotia Announces Further Restrictions to Slow Spread of Omicron Variant (December 21, 2021)

The Government of Nova Scotia announced updated restrictions that came into effect on December 22 and will last until at least January 12, 2022. The full list of restrictions can be found here.

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