Business Update – 29 September 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Trudeau Vows New Government Will Move Faster on Priorities Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his minority Liberal government has been given a mandate “to move even stronger, even faster on the big things that Canadians really want.” He listed measures to fight climate change, further boost the country’s vaccination…  Read more

Business Update – 15 September 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Report: Family Businesses Better Positioned to Drive Economic Recovery In a KPMG Enterprise and STEP Project Global Consortium report, family businesses in Canada and worldwide are using their unique strengths to rebound from the pandemic. In fact, they are well positioned to spur the country’s post-pandemic recovery. The global…  Read more

Business Update – 25 August 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. US-Canada Border to Remain Closed Until 21 September Canada’s land border with the United States will remain closed until at least 21 September. The US is currently dealing with a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant. This comes two weeks after Canada opened its land border…  Read more

Business Update – 18 August 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. New Travel Vaccination Policy to Require Travellers, Federal Workers to be Vaccinated The new travel vaccination policy applicable to all passengers and workers in the federally regulated air, rail, and cruise ship sectors will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19. While the details of the new mandate are still…  Read more

Business Update – 11 August 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. What You Need to Know About Canada’s Border Reopening Canada has opened its border to vaccinated US citizens for non-essential travel on Monday, 9 August. For US citizens planning to cross the border, the following are required: Proof of vaccination (Pfizer, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines) A…  Read more

Business Update – 4 August 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 2.3 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses This Week The government is expecting to receive more than 2.3 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week. Canada has already received more than 66 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, enough to fully immunize all eligible Canadians. Government Extends Pandemic…  Read more

Business Update – 28 July 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Canada is Reopening Its Border After more than 15 months locked out of Canada, US travelers can start planning their return. From 9 August, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents can enter the country for leisure via land crossings and nine airports. Meanwhile other international travelers will have…  Read more

Business Update – 21 July 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Canada Border to Open to Vaccinated US Citizens on 9 August After almost a year and a half of being closed for non-essential travel, the US-Canada border will reopen for fully vaccinated US citizens starting 12:01 am on 9 August. In order to cross the border, travelers must be…  Read more

Business Update – 14 July 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Trudeau: Borders to Remain Closed to Non-Essential, Unvaccinated Visitors for Quite a While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rejected the idea that non-essential unvaccinated visitors will be allowed to enter the country. The Canada-US border remains closed to non-essential travel until at least 21 July and only Canadian citizens and…  Read more

Business Update – 7 July 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 3.7 Million More Vaccine Doses This Week The government is expecting to receive 3.7 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, pushing the total vaccine deliveries above 53.7 million doses. The new deliveries will include about 900,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 2.8 million doses…  Read more

Business Update – 30 June 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Canadian Border to Reopen in Phases The government has announced that it will reopen its border in phases, with the first one coming into effect by 5 July. This will allow fully vaccinated Canadians to return home and skip previous quarantine requirements. These travelers must file their travel and…  Read more

Business Update – 23 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 Border Closure Extended Until at Least 21 July Despite the mounting pressure to reopen the Canada-US border, the government has announced that the closure will be extended until at least 21 July. Although Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he hopes “in the coming weeks” to announce loosened travel…  Read more

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

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