Business Update – 16 June 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Canada, US in Talks on Lifting Border Restrictions Canadian and US officials met on Tuesday to discuss how to lift border restrictions between the two countries, but no immediate action is expected. The ban on non-essential travel was imposed in March 2020 and has been extended on a monthly…  Read more

Business Update – 9 June 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Canada to Unveil Measures to Reopen US Border Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who is under mounting pressure to lift US border restrictions will soon disclose how some measures could be relaxed for fully vaccinated individuals. The two countries banned non-essential travel across the border in March 2020. Canadian officials…  Read more

Business Update – 2 June 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. No Rush To Reopen The U.S. Border Canada won’t reopen its border with the US before they’re ready, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The border has been closed to non-essential travel since March 2020 and has been extended on a month-by-month basis, with the current restrictions set to expire…  Read more

Business Update – 26 May 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Canada’s Daily COVID-19 Cases Down Over 70% From April COVID-19 cases are continuing to decline from their third wave peak. On Tuesday, there were only 2,506 new infections across the country, marking a 72% drop from the all-time high of 9,564 new cases reported on 15 April. However, there…  Read more

Business Update – 5 May 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Alberta Toughens COVID-19 Restrictions Alberta will increase restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 as a third wave of the pandemic threatens to overwhelm the hospital system within weeks. These measures include: confining schools to online learning ordering workplaces with COVID-19 outbreaks to close for 10 days closing salons…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 8 March 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Approval of AstraZeneca Vaccine Could Speed Up Mass Inoculation The newly approved AstraZeneca vaccine increases the prospect of further accelerating Canada’s efforts to vaccinate the general population. Recommendations issued by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization stated that the third vaccine could be used to speed up vaccination for…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 12 March 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Canada to Receive More Than 910,000 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine This Week The Public Health Agency of Canada says nearly 445,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will arrive, and 465,000 shots are expected from Moderna. The influx of new vaccine doses comes as the federal government looks for providers…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 17 February 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Pfizer Vaccine Shipment Delayed by Winter Weather in the US The winter weather in the US will delay a planned shipment of Pfizer vaccine doses to Canada by at least a day this week, as global shipping company UPS has temporarily shuttered its air shipping hub, due to a…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 5 February 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Canada to Produce COVID-19 Vaccine Domestically Before End of 2021 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada’s National Research Council-owned Royalmount facility will produce millions of COVID-19 vaccine shots developed by Maryland-based Novavax. Its production is expected to start in the fall this year as the global market…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 27 January 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. PM Warns Canadians to Expect More Travel Restrictions Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning Canadians to expect more travel restrictions in the near future. He reiterated federal public health guidance to avoid all non-essential travel, both abroad and in between provinces. Currently, the land border between Canada and the…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 23 December 2020

Thank you for your amazing support during this incredibly busy and challenging year. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy a safe and healthy festive season. We look forward to working with you next year! As usual, here are the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Canada Regulators Expect Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Approval in Coming Weeks Canadian health regulator said it expects to complete…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 25 November 2020

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. We hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas that will help us all move forward. Small Businesses Bearing the Brunt of COVID-19 Statistics Canada said small businesses have been impacted the most by the pandemic because many are unable to take on more debt and are more likely to experience a decrease…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 28 October 2020

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. We hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Moving forward is the only option we have to get through this crisis. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas that will help us all move forward. Canada- U.S. Border Closure Extended to November 21 The Canada-U.S. border closure was originally set to expire on October 21, but a government announcement…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 9 September 2020

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. We hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Read on for this week’s update. Canada Adds 246,000 Jobs in August as Rebound Continues The future is looking bright for Canada as its economy has recovered almost two-thirds of the jobs lost since March. In August, 246,000 jobs were added as most social restrictions eased and businesses reopened. This cut the unemployment…  Read more

Pandemic Preparedness Tips for Your Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has caught most of us off guard. Who would’ve thought that the world would spend the year battling a virus? This unprecedented global crisis is a reminder that these business threats are very real and acts as a wake-up call for business leaders. Even if the scenario may seem far-fetched, it pays to prepare for the worst. When a pandemic hits, businesses play a crucial role in…  Read more

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