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

CWLB ended on May 7, 2022

If you are eligible, you can only apply for open CWLB periods, up to 60 days after each period has ended.

Find out which weeks are still available for application in your region.

Your region may be designated as a lockdown region if it has been 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.

Public health measures

Public health measures are changing in many regions. We are currently reviewing these changes. Updates on the designation of regions will be communicated soon.

List of designated regions

The following regions have been 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 applies starting on December 19, 2021.

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