Designated COVID-19 lockdown regions for the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit

The CWLB closed for retroactive applications on May 19, 2022. You can no longer apply for this benefit. Your region may have been designated as a lockdown region if it was in lockdown, as defined in the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit Act, for more than 7 consecutive days.

If you work in these regions, you may be eligible for the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB). Refer to the examples of eligibility to guide you.

List of designated regions

The following regions were designated as lockdown regions under the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit Act.

Designated COVID-19 lockdown regions
Designated lockdown region Start date of the benefit period End date of the benefit period
K’atl’odeeche, Northwest Territories* 2021-10-24 2021-11-20
Behchokò, Northwest Territories* 2021-10-24 2021-11-13
Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories* 2021-11-07 2021-12-11
Aupaluk, Quebec* 2021-11-07 2021-12-25
Kangirsuk, Quebec* 2021-10-24 2021-12-11
Kuujjuaq, Quebec* 2021-10-24 2021-12-18
Tasiujaq, Quebec* 2021-11-14 2021-12-11
Akulivik, Quebec* 2021-10-31 2021-12-25
Salluit, Quebec* 2021-10-24 2021-12-25
Puvirnituq, Quebec* 2021-11-28 2021-12-18
Newfoundland and Labrador 2021-12-19 2022-03-05
Prince Edward Island 2021-12-19 2022-03-12
Nova Scotia 2021-12-19 2022-03-12
New Brunswick 2021-12-19 2022-02-19
Quebec 2021-12-19 2022-03-12
Ontario 2021-12-19 2022-03-05
Manitoba 2021-12-19 2022-02-19
Alberta 2021-12-19 2022-03-05
British Columbia 2021-12-19 2022-02-19
Nunavut 2021-12-19 2022-03-12
Yukon 2021-12-19 2022-03-05
Northwest Territories 2021-12-19 2022-03-05
Igloolik, Nunavut 2022-03-13 2022-03-19
Taloyoak, Nunavut 2022-03-13 2022-03-19

* The designation of all the regions for the province of Quebec and the Northwest Territories as lockdown regions applied starting on December 19, 2021.

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