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Réunions au Canada

Meet safely in Canada

We are in uncharted territory as we navigate through the first global pandemic to occur in the age of heightened connectivity. The business events segment has always been a reactive industry, highly affected by the state of global travel and economies. It is evident that all segments of our industry - associations, corporate, and incentive - have been impacted by the crisis.

It is an overarching belief across all segments of Business Events that the industry will rebound. It is not a matter of if, but when. Our ability to maintain a fluid plan for recovery will reflect new business realities as they unfold. For a full list of resources for planners, click here

While we wait for international borders to open and travel to resume in full, we are learning how to meet safely in Canada. This page will show you how.

Safe meetings in Canada

Where Can I Meet?

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 Pandemic, gathering restrictions vary by jurisdiction across Canada. The following map and chart gives up-to-date data information on local gathering guidelines. This information is currently only for domestic meetings and events in Canada.

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Find out if you can travel to Canada

Global Affairs Canada has launched a new tool, Travel Wizard, to help Canadian citizens and foreign nationals determine if they can travel to Canada by answering a few simple questions. Find out more here.

We're here to help during this challenging time. Gathering restrictions vary by jurisdiction across Canada. Use the table below to help guide your planning with information about the current restrictions in place, listed by province or territory. Make sure to check back regularly to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

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Alberta Colombie-Britannique Île-du-Prince-Édouard Manitoba Nouveau-Brunswick Nouvelle-Écosse Nunavut Ontario Québec Saskatchewan Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador Territoires du Nord-Ouest Yukon

Alberta

Calgary, Edmonton, Banff et Lake Louise, Jasper
Calgary, Edmonton, Banff et Lake Louise, Jasper
Current Phase/Stage

Alberta is implementing "A Path Forward" roadmap based on hospitalization benchmarks. There are 4 Steps in total.

As of March 8, Alberta fully entered Step 2 .

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

All indoor social gatherings - public or private - are prohibited; all out-of-town visitors cannot stay in other people's homes, regardless of where they are coming from; outdoor social gatherings can have up to 10 people.

As of March 8, all banquet halls, conference centres and tradeshows can reopen with restrictions; All banquet halls, conference centres and trade shows are closed; all outdoor performances with audiences and all indoor group performances are prohibited.

Hotels and Accommodation

Hotels, motels, hunting and fishing lodges may remain open, but with no in-person dining and access to recreational facilities.

Restaurants and Dining

Restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes are open for dine-in with sufficient distancing measures.

Maximum of 6 people per table and establishments are required to capture contact information of patrons; individuals must be from same household or the 2 close contacts for people living alone; liquor service must stop at 10pm and in-person dining must close by 11pm.

Colombie-Britannique

Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Whistler
Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Whistler
Current Phase/Stage

The phased approach to BC's Restart Plan is on pause for the duration of province-wide restrictions.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

Outdoor gatherings are permitted to a maximum of 10 people (parks, beaches, backyards only; no restaurant patios). Indoor social gatherings of any size are not permitted with anyone other than those within a core bubble (core bubble includes immediate family or people in the same dwelling; for some a core bubble may include a partner, relative, friend, or co-parent who lives in a different household).

Business meetings (outside the workplace) and conferences are prohibited.

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.

Vacation accommodations are limited to those who reside together, or if a person lives on their own, up to two other persons with whom the person regularly interacts.

Restaurants and Dining

As of March 29, indoor dining is closed in restaurants, cafes, pubs and breweries. Outdoor dinning with sufficient distancing measures is permitted; patrons must only dine with individuals from their household or core bubble if they live alone; patrons who remain on premises after being served must be seated.

Liquor sales in all bars, lounges, pubs and restaurants must stop at 10pm and establishments must close by 11pm (unless full meal service is available). Standalone banquet halls are closed until further notice.

Manitoba

Winnipeg, Churchill
Winnipeg, Churchill
Current Phase/Stage

All regions in Manitoba are in the red (critical) response level.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

Indoor visits are permitted for 2 designated visitors or from 1 other designated household. Indoor gatherings in public places are limited to no more than 5 people. Outdoor visits on private property are limited to 10 individuals plus members of a household. Outdoor gatherings in public spaces may have a maximum of 25 people.

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns; conference rooms and recreational facilities are not permitted.

Restaurants and Dining

Dine-in can open at restaurants and licenced premises with sufficient distancing measures; maximum 50% capacity; patrons are restricted to members of a single household indoors but outdoor dining can consist of different households; licenced premises are limited to seated service only: maximum of 6 people per table; establishments are required to capture the contact information of patrons and must close to in-person dining at 10pm.

Nouveau-Brunswick

Fredericton, Saint John
Fredericton, Saint John
Current Phase/Stage

As of April 10, a section of Zone 4 (Edmundston and upper Madawaska region) is in Lockdown.

A section of Zone 4 (Saint-Léonard, Grand Falls, Drummond, New Denmark and Four Falls) remains in the Red Level.

All other zones in the province (including Saint-Quentin and Kedgewick from Zone 4) are in the Yellow Level.

 

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

Lockdown: Single household bubble only.

Red Level: Single household bubble; outdoor gatherings of up to 5 people with physical distancing.

Yellow Level: Single household bubble can include 15 steady contacts from outside your household (“Steady 15”).

Informal outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted with physical distancing; formal outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted with physical distancing and an operational plan.

Informal gatherings indoors are permitted only with members of your household and Steady 15; formal gatherings indoors are permitted up to 50% of a venue’s maximum capacity, and require continuous mask use and physical distancing between attendees who are not members of the same household or Steady 15; venues are required to capture the contact info of attendees.

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.

Restaurants and Dining

Lockdown and Red Level: All food and beverage are closed to in-person service; only takeout, drive-thru and delivery are permitted.

Yellow Level: Dine-in can open at restaurants, brewpubs and taprooms with sufficient distancing measures; venues are required to capture the contact info of patrons; patrons must be seated at all times and are restricted to members of a single household bubble and "Steady 15".

Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador

St. John's, île Fogo
St. John's, île Fogo
Current Phase/Stage

As of March 27, Newfoundland & Labrador is in Alert Level 2.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

As of March 27, a single household bubble can include up to 20 close, consistent contacts from outside your household (“Steady 20”); informal gatherings are limited to those in the Steady 20.

Formal gatherings run by a recognized business or organization can have up to 50 people with sufficient physical distancing in place.

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.

Restaurants and Dining

As of March 27, restaurants can open for in-person dining to maximum 50% capacity with sufficient distancing measures; bars and lounges can open to maximum 50% capacity in accordance with guidelines.

Territoires du Nord-Ouest

Yellowknife
Yellowknife
Current Phase/Stage

Phase 2 of 4

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

25 people maximum for indoor gatherings; 50 people maximum for outdoor activities and public events; events like tradeshows and conferences TBD.

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open with control/safety measures in place unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns (with control/safety measures in place).

Restaurants and Dining

Dine-in can open at restaurants, bars and lounges with limited capacity and sufficient distancing measures; no more than 25 customers indoors and 50 customers outdoors.

Nouvelle-Écosse

Halifax
Halifax
Current Phase/Stage

No official reopening plan in place.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

General gathering limit of 10 people indoors and outdoors. Household gatherings are household members plus 10 others

Recognized organizations can host events with 150 people outdoors, or 50% of venue capacity up to 100 people indoors. Applies to social events, arts and culture events, sport and recreation events, festivals, meetings and training, and organized clubs. Spectators can attend events, including sports games and arts and culture performances. Approved large facilities can resume hosting events with multiple groups of 100 or 150 people.

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.

Restaurants and Dining

Restaurants, bars, wineries, distilleries and taprooms can open for in-seat service/dine in with sufficient distancing measures; service ends at 11pm and establishments must close by midnight. Takeout, delivery and drive-thru may operate past midnight.

Nunavut

Iqaluit
Iqaluit
Current Phase/Stage

Every two weeks, the Chief Public health Officer will decide which measures can be eased, maintained or if additional restrictions are needed

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

As of April 15 in Iqaluit: Gatherings in homes are limited to a household plus 5 people (for emergencies only); 5 people maximum for all outdoor gatherings; 5 people maximum for indoor gatherings outside of homes (for emergencies only); gatherings at community halls, conference spaces and within government and Inuit organization facilities is prohibited.

As of April 15 in Arctic Bay, Kinngait, Clyde River, Grise Fiord, Sanirajak, Igloolik, Kimmirut, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikitarjuaq, Resolute Bay, Sanikiluaq, and Rankin Inlet:

Indoor gatherings are restricted to a household plus 15 people; 100 people maximum for all outdoor gatherings; 15 people maximum for indoor gatherings outside of homes; maximum 50 people or 50% capacity for indoor gatherings in community halls and conference spaces, and within government and Inuit organization facilities.

In Arviat: Indoor gatherings are restricted to a household plus 5 people, but only for visitors from one additional household. Gatherings in community halls and conference spaces, theatres, and within government and Inuit organization facilities can be 25 people or 50% of capacity, whichever is less.

In all other communities: Gatherings in homes are limited to a household plus 15 people; 100 people maximum for all outdoor gatherings; 15 people maximum for indoor gatherings outside of homes; 50 people or 50% capacity maximum for indoor gatherings at community halls, conference spaces and within government and Inuit organization facilities.

In Baffin and Kitikmeot: Same as other communities above, except 100 people or 75% capacity maximum for indoor gatherings at community halls, conference spaces and within government and Inuit organization facilities

 

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.

Restaurants and Dining

As of April 15 in Iqaluit: Restaurants can open only for takeout and delivery services. Bars are closed.

As of April 15 in Arctic Bay, Kinngait, Clyde River, Grise Fiord, Sanirajak, Igloolik, Kimmirut, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, Qikitarjuaq, Resolute Bay, Sanikiluaq, and Rankin Inlet:

Food service and licenced establishments may open for regular business with maximum 50% capacity.  

In Arviat: Restaurants can open only for takeout and delivery services. Bars are closed.

In all other communities: Food service and licenced establishments may open for regular business with maximum 75% capacity.  

Ontario

Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, région de Waterloo
Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, région de Waterloo
Current Phase/Stage

Effective April 3, Ontario is imposing a provincewide emergency brake intended to be kept in place for at least four weeks.

The COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open is paused during the provincewide emergency brake..

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

Indoor organized public events and social gatherings are prohibited.

The capacity limit for outdoor organized public events or social gatherings is a maximum of 5 people, except for gatherings with members of the same household or gatherings of members of one household and one other person from another household who lives alone.

Hotels and Accommodation

Hotels, motels, lodges, cabins, cottages, resorts student residences and other shared rental accommodations can operate but indoor pools, fitness centres or other recreational facilities are closed.

Short-term rentals are only to be provided to individuals who are in need of housing.

Campsites at seasonal campgrounds must be made available only for trailers and recreational vehicles that are used by individuals who are in need of housing and permitted to be there by the terms of a full season contract.

Restaurants and Dining

Restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments will be permitted to operate by take-out, drive-through, and delivery only.

Indoor and outdoor dining is prohibited.

Night clubs are only permitted to open if they operate as a food or drink establishment.

Île-du-Prince-Édouard

Charlottetown
Charlottetown
Current Phase/Stage

PEI currently has post circuit breaker measures in place.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

Each household can gather with up to 10 individuals indoors or outdoors with physical distancing; organized gatherings are limited to 50 people; 3 additional groups of 50 are permitted with an approved operational plan.

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concern.

Restaurants and Dining

Dine-in can open at restaurants and bars with sufficient distancing measures; maximum of 10 patrons per table; establishments must close by 12am; maximum of 50 patrons; 3 additional groups of 50 are permitted with an approved operational plan.

Québec

Montréal, Québec, Mont-Tremblant
Montréal, Québec, Mont-Tremblant
Current Phase/Stage

Quebec has a regional alert system in place. There are 4 levels in total: Level 1 – Vigilance (green), Level 2 – Early Warning (yellow), Level 3 – Alert (orange), and Level 4 – Maximum Alert (red).

For current region classifications, see Alert levels map.

As of April 14, special emergency measures are in place for Québec City and the entire Chaudière-Appalaches and Outaouais regions, including a curfew of 8pm to 5am.

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

All private gatherings are prohibited; all activities organized in a public place are prohibited.

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.

Restaurants and Dining

Red regions: All restaurants and bars are closed to in-person service; only takeout, drive-thru and delivery are permitted. During the 9:30pm to 5am curfew (8pm to 5am in Montréal and Laval), only delivery service is allowed.

Orange regions: Dine-in can open for restaurants but bars are closed; maximum of 2 adults per table, who may be accompanied by their children under the age of 18. During the 9:30pm to 5am curfew, only delivery service is allowed. Establishments are required to capture contact information of patrons; only customers with proof of residence in the same region as the restaurant are admitted.

Québec City and the entire Chaudière-Appalaches and Outaouais regions: As of April 14, all restaurants and bars are closed to in-person service; only takeout, drive-thru and delivery are permitted. During the 8pm to 5am curfew, only delivery service is allowed.

Saskatchewan

Regina, Saskatoon
Regina, Saskatoon
Current Phase/Stage

Phase 4.2 starting June 29

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

Regina area: As of March 23, all private indoor gatherings are prohibited; residents may not expand their household bubble; banquet halls and conference facilities must close.

Other areas: As of April 16, all private indoor gatherings are prohibited; residents may not expand their household bubble. Outdoor gatherings are limited 10 people, provided physical distancing of households can be maintained. Indoor public banquets and conferences in public venues are limited to 30 people; food or beverages may not be present or served.

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.

Restaurants and Dining

Regina area: As of March 28, all restaurants and licenced establishments must close for in-person dining; takeout and delivery are permitted.

Other areas: Dine-in can open with sufficient distancing measures and a maximum of 4 people per table and establishments are required to capture contact information of patrons

Yukon

Whitehorse
Whitehorse
Current Phase/Stage

Step 1 of 3 as outlined in A Path Forward released March 8 (replaces the previous phased approach).

Domestic Conferences and Large Gatherings

10 people maximum for indoor social gatherings; 50 people maximum for outdoor social gatherings. Organized seated events are permitted in a rental facility or venue with an operational plan; indoor events 50 people or fewer; outdoor events 100 people or fewer with physical distancing; conferences and tradeshows may operate following organized gathering limits and an approved operational plan.

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodations are open with enhanced cleaning and public health measures unless they have decided to close due to lack of demand/low occupancy/health concerns.

Restaurants and Dining

Restaurants can open at full capacity for dine-in with sufficient distancing measures and approved operational plan; bars can open at 50% capacity with distancing measures and approved operational plan; restaurants and bars are required to capture the contact info of patrons.

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