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

Your region may be designated as a lockdown region if it:

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 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: all regions 2021-12-19 Ongoing**
Prince Edward Island: all regions 2021-12-19 Ongoing**
Nova Scotia: all regions 2021-12-19 Ongoing**
New Brunswick: all regions 2021-12-19 Ongoing**
Quebec: all regions 2021-12-19 Ongoing**
Ontario: all regions 2021-12-19 Ongoing**
Manitoba: all regions 2021-12-19 Ongoing**
Alberta: all regions 2021-12-19 Ongoing**
British Columbia: all regions 2021-12-19 Ongoing**
Nunavut: all regions 2021-12-19 Ongoing**
Yukon: all regions 2021-12-19 Ongoing**
Northwest Territories: all regions 2021-12-19 Ongoing**

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

** The benefit period will end on the Saturday of the week in which the lockdown measures imposed by the provincial or territorial government cease to apply in the province or territory.

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