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Your business and COVID-19 in Manitoba

We’re here to help

To help you navigate these challenging times, this page provides information on pandemic-related restrictions, support measures, government services, and useful CFIB resources for Manitoba. You’ll also learn how CFIB is fighting for your business.


October 1, 2021: Today, the province announced changes to the public health orders that will take effect on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

  • Retail in the Southern Health-Santé-Sud health region will be limited to 50% capacity, while retail capacity in all other health regions remains at 100%.

  • There are no changes to the current restrictions for restaurants, licensed premises, gyms, and personal services. Masks are still required in indoor public spaces, and proof of vaccination is still required for many businesses.

  • There are also changes to permitted gathering sizes on both private and public premises.

You can find more information about these public health rules below.


Help us amplify your voice for better support

We know your business needs more help from government if it's going to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign our petition to join CFIB and business owners in the fight for greater relief.

Use our operational plan template

Protecting your staff, customers, and business is a top priority, so we’ve put together an operational plan template to help you do just that. With tips for best practices, advice on meeting provincial compliance requirements, and links to downloadable COVID-19 resources, the plan is clear, concise, and easy to tailor to your needs.

Public health measures & restrictions


Employee management

Financial relief & government support

What CFIB is doing in Manitoba

What we’ve helped achieve
  • Re-opening Path
  • Manitoba Bridge Grant payments (several extensions)
  • Manitoba Gap Protection Program
  • Sector-specific funding (Tourism Sector Support Grant)
  • Provincial wage subsidy programs
  • Tax remittance deferrals
  • WCB surplus rebates
  • Government-paid sick leave
What we’re asking for
  • Proactive, ongoing financial help to businesses significantly affected by provincial or federal public health orders.
  • Provide additional, sector-specific supports to hard-hit industries.
  • Ensure that a fourth wave of lockdowns are avoided.
  • Develop a short-term plan to rebuild consumer confidence with continued ‘Shop Local’ and education campaigns.
  • Develop a longer-term plan to incentivize Manitobans to support and travel local as businesses recover.
  • Supports for businesses that must implement proof-of-vaccination policies

Learn more on how CFIB is fighting for better relief at the federal level and add your voice to our petition for more support in Manitoba.

Additional resources

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CFIB members get one-on-one advice from our business counsellors, exclusive access to helpful webinars, weekly email updates, and a voice in the support measures we push for from the government.

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Our primary concern at CFIB is making sure you have the support you need to get through this uncertain and challenging time. We provide you with expert advice and ensure that you have all of the latest information on government announcements and available support.