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 announced a phased approach to restore safe services in the province. Find the full plan here.

General information:

Health information:
COVID-19 Public Health – Fact Sheet
COVID-19 Screening Tool & Health Links information
Canadian Medical Association – Questions and Answers on COVID-19

Awareness resources

Support and financial assistance for impacted individuals:
Financial Help Finder Tool
Apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Employment Insurance
Flexibility for Taxpayers
Manitoba Summer Student Recovery Plan
Canada Student Loans repayment suspension
Manitoba Student Aid Loans repayment suspension
Manitoba Extends Provisions to Protect Tenants During COVID-19
Help Next Door MB
Seniors Economic Recovery Credit (Manitoba)

Support and financial assistance for impacted businesses and farms:
Business Financial Help Finder Tool
Apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
Resources for Canadian businesses
Manitoba Gap Protection Program
Manitoba Government Extends Tax Payment Filing Deadlines for Businesses
Farm Credit Canada

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, 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.
– As of April 15, all travellers must provide suitable plans for their mandatory quarantine (asymptomatic) or isolation (symptomatic) and wear a mask while in transit to that place.

Mental health resources:
Wellness Together Canada

Border measures:
– 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. In-class learning is set to resume September 8.

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