COVID-19: Resources for Impacted Canadians

Manitoba declared a State of Emergency on March 20, 2020. Find answers to frequently asked questions here.

The Government of Manitoba has announced that all businesses except essential services will be closed starting Wednesday, April 1 until at least Tuesday, April 14. Find the list of exemptions here or here. Get answers about how COVID-19 public health orders may impact your business here.

General information:

Health information:
COVID-19 Public Health – Fact Sheet
COVID-19 Screening Tool & Health Links information

Awareness resources

Travel information:
Travel advice
Request emergency assistance
Financial assistance for Canadians abroad

At this time, an official global travel advisory is in effect: Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.
– As of March 25 at midnight, Canada implemented an Emergency Order under the Quarantine Act that requires any person entering Canada by air, sea or land to self-isolate for 14 days whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19. Exceptions include persons who cross the border regularly to ensure the continued flow of goods and services, and those who provide essential services.

Border measures:
– As of March 18, Canada has closed its borders to people who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, or immediate family members of Canadian citizens.
– As of March 18, only four Canadian airports will receive international flights (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary). Currently, domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean will not be affected by this measure.
– As of March 21, Canada and the United States are temporarily restricting all non-essential travel across the border.
– All travellers arriving in Canada from international points must self-isolate for 14 days as a precaution.

School closures:
– On March 13, the Government of Manitoba cancelled classes beginning March 23. On March 31, classroom learning was suspended indefinitely.

Support and financial assistance for impacted individuals:
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Employment Insurance
Flexibility for Taxpayers
– Canada Student Loans: To support student and apprentice loan borrowers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has announced its plan to pause the repayment of Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans until September 30, 2020, with no accrual of interest. Pending parliamentary approval, these measures will become effective March 30, 2020. This will include pre-authorized debits. Further details to come.
Manitoba to Postpone Eviction Hearings and Freeze Rent Increases
Help Next Door MB

Support and financial assistance for impacted businesses and farms:
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Resources for Canadian businesses
Manitoba Government Extends Tax Payment Filing Deadlines for Businesses
Farm Credit Canada

Scam awareness:
Health officials, police warn of scams exploiting COVID-19 fears