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Public Health Orders - Businesses Permitted to Open - November 20, 2020


These Orders are effective as of 12:01 a.m. on November 20, 2020, and remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on December 11, 2020.

A business or facility listed in the Schedule below may open, subject to any applicable restrictions set out in the Orders Under the Public Health Act - COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)


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Supply chains

  • A business
    • that provides another business permitted to operate under these Orders with goods or services necessary for the business to operate, including transportation and logistics management relating to those goods or services; or
    • that supports or facilitates the two-way movement of goods within integrated North American and global supply chains
    • A business that supplies or distributes items to retailers and other businesses.



Accommodations

  • A hotel, motel, hunting or fishing lodge or a business that provides rental units or similar living accommodations, including student residences, provided that reasonable measures are taken to ensure that no person is able to access a conference room, pool, hot tub sauna, fitness centre or game room on the premises that is normally accessible to all guests or residents, and that any beverage room associated with a hotel is closed.
  • A business that operates a seasonal campground or recreational vehicle park, or that offers vacation cabins, yurts or other seasonal residences, provided that reasonable measures are taken to ensure that no person is able to access a pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness centre or game room on the premises that is normally accessible to all guests.



Institutional, residential, commercial and industrial maintenance

  • A business that provides support and maintenance services, including urgent repair, to maintain the safety, security, sanitation and essential operation of institutional, residential, commercial and industrial properties, and includes
    • property management services, including residential snow clearing;
    • services provided by skilled trades, such as plumbers, electricians and HVAC technicians;
    • custodial or janitorial services and cleaning services;
    • fire safety and sprinkler systems installation and monitoring; and
    • similar services provided by other service providers.



Telecommunications and information technology

  • A business that provides telecommunications services, Internet services and radio services as well as support facilities necessary for support and service delivery, such as a call centre.
  • A business that provides information technology, including online services, software products and related support services, as well as technical facilities such as data centres and other network facilities.



Communications industries

  • A business that provides information through radio or television broadcasting, telecommunication services or newspaper publications.



Transportation

  • A business that provides transportation services necessary for the activities of daily living, including couriers and food delivery services.
  • A business that provides transportation services to other businesses or individuals by road, rail, air or water, including a business that provides logistical support, distribution services or warehousing and storage, or truck stops.
  • A business that sells, services or repairs motor vehicles, farm equipment, aircraft, watercraft, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles or bicycles.
  • A gas station or other business that provides diesel, aviation, propane, heating fuel or other fuel used to power a motor vehicle, aircraft or watercraft.
  • A business that provides towing services or roadside repair assistance.
  • A business that provides goods and services for the operation, maintenance and safety of the road, rail, air and water transportation systems.
  • A business that provides maintenance services such as clearing snow and completing necessary repairs to the transportation system.



Manufacturing and production

  • A business that manufactures or processes goods or materials, including a component manufacturer or a business that produces inputs used by another manufacturer.



Agriculture, food production and animal care

  • A business that is engaged in farming, harvesting, processing, manufacturing, producing or distributing food or farm products such as crops, animal products and by-products or beverages.
  • A business that is engaged in fishing, hunting or aquaculture, including the provision of guiding or outfitting services.
  • A business that supports the food supply chain, including assembly yards, livestock auctions, food distribution hubs, feed mills, farm equipment suppliers, feed suppliers, food terminals and warehouses, animal processing plants and grain elevators.
  • A business that supplies agricultural producers with necessary products or services, such as seed, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, agricultural equipment, custom application of herbicides and pesticides and the repair of agricultural equipment.
  • A business that supports the safety of food, including animal and plant health and animal well-being.
  • A business that supplies goods or services for the health and well-being of animals, including feed and supplies such as bedding.
  • A business that provides veterinary services or that supplies veterinary or animal control medications and related supplies and testing kits.
  • A business involved in ensuring the safe and effective management of animal waste, including a business responsible for the disposal of dead animals, rendering, nutrient management and biohazardous materials treatment or disposal.



Construction

  • A business engaged in construction work or services in the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sectors, including demolition services and expanding, renovating, converting or repurposing existing spaces.
  • A business engaged in construction work or services that are required to ensure safe and reliable operations of provincial and municipal infrastructure.
  • A business engaged in construction work or services that supports environmental rehabilitation projects.



Finance

  • A business engaged in the capital markets.
  • A bank, credit union or caisse populaire.
  • A business that is a payday lender or a cheque-cashing service.
  • A business that provides insurance services, including the adjustment of insurance claims.
  • A business that provides pension services and employee benefits services.
  • A business that provides financial services, including
    • payment processing; or
    • the payroll division of any employer or an entity whose operation is the administration of payroll
  • A business that deals in securities or manages financial portfolios.



Natural resources

  • A business engaged in the extraction or processing of natural resources, such as minerals, forest products, oil and gas or aggregates, including a business engaged in the production or sale of biofuels.
  • A business engaged in natural resource exploration and development.
  • A business that provides supplies or materials used in the natural resource sector.
  • A business that supplies or ensures the supply of natural resources, such as petroleum and petroleum by-products or aggregate, to other businesses.
  • A business that supports the health and safety of natural resource extraction or processing operations.



Environmental services

  • A business that supports environmental management or monitoring services or that provides environmental clean-up and response services or services in respect of industrial sewage or effluent, including environmental consulting firms, septic haulers, portable toilet suppliers, well drillers, pesticide applicators and exterminators.
  • A business that provides laboratory services in respect of water or wastewater.
  • A business engaged in waste collection or recycling, waste and sewage treatment and disposal, the operation of a landfill or hazardous waste disposal.



Utilities and public works

  • A business that operates a utility, including a business that provides goods, materials and services needed for the delivery of utilities, such as potable drinking water, electricity and natural gas.
  • A business engaged in or supporting the operation, maintenance or repair of provincial or municipal infrastructure, such as railways, dams, bridges, highways, erosion control structures and water control works.



Research

  • A business that maintains research facilities and engages in research, including medical research and other research and development activities.
  • A business that provides goods and services that support research activities.



Health care, seniors' care and social services

  • A business that provides land medical emergency response services, air medical response services or stretcher transportation services.
  • A business that provides home care services.
  • A child and family services authority and a child and family services agency.
  • A business that operates a personal care home, supportive housing or an assisted living facility.
  • A business that provides personal support services in-home or provides residential services for children or for individuals with physical or mental disabilities, including developmental disabilities.
  • A business that provides or supports the provision of food, shelter, safety or protection or social services and other necessities of life to economically disadvantaged and other vulnerable individuals, including food banks, family violence and abuse shelters, homeless shelters, community housing, supportive housing, services that promote or protect the welfare of children, services to newcomers and custody and detention programs for persons in conflict with the law.
  • A business engaged in the manufacturing, wholesaling or distribution of pharmaceutical goods and medical supplies, such as medications, medical isotopes, vaccines and antivirals, medical devices.
  • A business engaged in providing logistic services or manufacturing or distributing goods or services that support the delivery of health care, including a business that provides laboratory services.
  • A business that provides mental health or addictions supports or services, such as counselling.
  • A business that supplies or services assistive devices, mobility devices or medical devices, and other similar devices or supplies.



Justice sector

  • A business that provides professional or social services supports in the justice system.



Professional services

  • A lawyer, paralegal, accountant, translator, veterinarian, engineer or geoscientist.
  • A regulatory body of a profession.



Other businesses

  • A business that provides rental and leasing services, including renting or leasing automobiles and commercial and light industrial machinery and equipment.
  • A business that provides mailing, shipping, courier or delivery services, including post office boxes.
  • A business that services or repairs computers and other office products.
  • A business that operates a laundromat or provides dry cleaning or laundry services.
  • A business that provides funeral, mortician, cremation, transfer or burial services, or any related goods and products such as coffins and embalming fluid, provided that no more than five persons, other than the officiant, attend a funeral service at the business.
  • A business that operates a land registration service or that provides real estate services or moving services.
  • A business that provides security services, including private security guards, or provides monitoring or surveillance equipment and services.
  • A business that provides staffing services, including temporary help.
  • A business that provides tax preparation services.
  • A business that provides travel consulting services.
  • A business that is producing a motion picture or television show, if filming had started before these Orders came into effect.
  • A business that supports the safe operations of residences and critical businesses.
  • A business that provides arboriculture services.
  • A business that provides for the health and well-being of animals, including farms, boarding kennels, stables, animal shelters, zoos, aquariums, research facilities, pet groomers and other service providers.
  • A business that operates a pawnshop.
  • A business that provides tutoring or other individualized educational instruction.
  • A business that provides education or training programs required for a business listed in this
  • Schedule, such as a pilot school or a commercial truck driver training course, or training for persons delivering health care services or providing any pandemic-related services.
  • A business that holds a retail liquor licence, a manufacturer's licence, including a manufacturer's licence with a retail endorsement, or a retail cannabis licence or that is authorized by the Government of Canada to produce cannabis.