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Canadian Gathering Restrictions – Breakdown By Province

Canadian Gathering Restrictions – Breakdown by Province

Last update – Sept 24, 2020

Looking to see where Canadian provinces stand in terms of gathering restrictions?  Check out this abbreviated list here, and links to original sources.  This will be updated frequently.  To receive the latest via Thursday’s weekly e-newsletter, sign up for the newsletter here


BC⭐NEW⭐ gathering sizes less than 50 people, indoors and outdoors, no liquor after 10:00pm. BC Centre for Disease Control, Event PlanningNote: Province has stated in phase plan that triggers to loosen any additional restrictions require a vaccine.

Alberta -outdoor audience up to 200, indoor seated/audience events up to 100 people; 50 people social. Alberta Gathering Restrictions

Saskatchewan – gatherings up to 30 people indoors with 2m separation, otherwise 15 indoors, 50 outdoors Saskatchewan Government Resource

Manitoba – gathering no more than 50 people indoors, 100 outdoors Province of Manitoba

Ontario – ⭐NEW⭐ 10 indoors, 25 outdoors Province of Ontario

Quebec ⭐NEW⭐ 50 indoors, 250 outdoors (regions in level 3 are still at 25 indoors and outdoors)  – Province of Quebec

Newfoundland – gatherings up to 50 people indoors and outdoors Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia –  ⭐NEW⭐ 250 people outdoors or 50% of the venue’s capacity to a maximum of 200 indoors; as of October 1st – gatherings of 50 without social distancing Province of Nova Scotia 

PEI ⭐NEW⭐ organized gatherings up to 50 indoors/outdoors with physical distancing in each room; personal gatherings 15 indoors and 20 outdoors Province of PEI

New Brunswick –  outdoor gatherings 50 or less; indoors is occupancy of facility with ability to maintain social distancing  Province of New Brunswick.  Note: Province has stated in phase plan that triggers to loosen any additional restrictions require a vaccine.

Other resources:

US Gathering Restrictions Tracker by Meetings Mean Business

Risk Mitigation Tool for Gatherings from the Government of Canada

Practical considerations and recommendations for religious leaders and faith-based communities in the context of COVID-19 from World Health Organization.

Key planning recommendations for mass gathering/events in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak:

Considerations for Events and Gatherings from CDC

Author’s Note – While I try to stay on top of each province’s guidelines, I may make errors if guidelines are updated and I missed it. Please let me know if you are hearing differently in your province and I’ll update for the following week!  Thanks!


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