Federal Response to Flooding in British Columbia
Temporary exemptions for residents and essential workers in British Columbia
In response to the flooding and mudslides, BC residents and essential workers who must travel by land to or through the United States are exempt from pre-entry, arrival, and Day-8 testing and quarantine requirements. These exemptions do not apply to non-essential travel, including visiting friends or family.
Essential travel means to:
- get to your habitual residence in Canada
- take short trips to access necessities such as food, medication and fuel
- ensure that essential services and economic supply chains continue
- Prime Minister and Premier of British Columbia announce new committee to address extreme weather and climate resilience in the province
November 26, 2021
- The Government of Canada and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority join together to address supply chain disruptions as a result of the British Columbia floods
November 24, 2021
- Indigenous Services Canada providing funding to support First Nations in British Columbia affected by recent flooding
November 22, 2021
- Governments of Canada and British Columbia announce joint supply chain recovery working group
November 20, 2021
- Government of Canada to assist British Columbia with response to extreme flooding
November 17, 2021
What we are doing
The GOC provides an all-hazards integrated federal emergency response to events of national interest.
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Operation LENTUS. CAF response to floods, forest fires and natural disasters in Canada.
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) partners with First Nations communities during emergencies.
Find out how to prepare for floods and find information about flood risk monitoring in your region.
Get the latest weather and detailed forecasts for locations across Canada.
Download WeatherCAN, Environment and Climate Change Canada’s new mobile app
Provides crucial information to help forewarn Canadians of potential flooding dangers.
Information for the marine community on marine hazards, current activities and other pertinent info.
Maps of floods and river ice break-up from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) produced from satellite imagery for emergency response.
After a flood, it's important to quickly restore your home to good order to protect your health and prevent further damage.
To prevent mould, fix any moisture problems right away and control humidity levels in your home. If you already have mould, it's important to clean it up right away.
The best way to protect your well is to prevent contamination from getting into your well water.
Learn about immediate, short- and long-term health impacts and dangers.
Affected workers are encouraged to apply for benefits online.
The delivery of physical pension cheques by mail may be impacted due to flooding. Find out how to apply for direct deposit to avoid any delays.
Apply for repayment assistance for your Canada Student or Apprentice Loan if you are affected by the British Columbia floods.
Temporary measures and conditions to help the animal feed industry in British Columbia continue to maintain the supply of feed to livestock and protect animal health.
Information about labelling and packaging requirements for certain foods imported from the United States and sold in B.C.
Learn more about how to stay connected with others during a disaster.
Wellness Together Canada is an online portal that provides access to a virtual network of free and confidential psycho-social supports.
How municipal, provincial/territorial and the federal government respond to emergency events.
Floods are the most frequent natural hazard in Canada. Learn what do during and after a flood.
Floods - What to Do?
A detailed guide explaining what steps should be taken before, during and after a flood.
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