Support for Essential Service Providers

From Industry Guidelines and information on keeping your workplace safe to places where truck drivers can obtain food while on the road, these links will take you to sites that provide services, information and help for you, our Essential Service Providers.

Assistance and Support

Meals / Amenities


Guidelines & Standards – changes and information

Unions & Associations

Information by Sector

Employers, Employees & Businesses

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): For businesses and employees

Bank of Canada asks retailers to continue accepting cash

Canadian Business Resilience Network

NWT Information for Employers and Businesses

COVID-19 and Business Insurance: How Coverage is Triggered | Insurance Bureau of Canada

First Responders

Protecting the mental health of First Responders during a Pandemic

Food Industry

United Food and Commercial Worker’s Union (UFCW) Local 401 – Alberta – COVID 19 Resource hub

Canadian Food Inspection Agency – COVID-19 Information for Industry

Health care professionals

Nurses Associations of New Brunswick – Information, resources and updates

Canadian Healthcare Network – for Canadian physicians, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, and healthcare managers.

For physician and healthcare professionals

Hospital News – Canada’s healthcare News and Best Practices

Ontario Council of Hospital Unions – Helpful information specific to health care workers.

Government of Canada COVID-19: for Health Care Professionals

COVID-19 Health Product Industry

News from registered practical nurses association of Ontario

United Nurses of Alberta – CVID 19 resources for Nurses

Northern Health Physicians – Information for medical staff

Optimizing the use of masks and respirators during COVID-19

Consideration in the use of homemade masks

COVID-19 Information for Health Professionals

Manitoba – Provincial coronavirus resources for health-care providers and staff

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of British Columbia – COVID-19 Information and Resources

BC Centre for Disease Control – COVID-19 Care: working with provincial and federal partners on surveillance, diagnostic testing and infection control measures for the COVID-19 outbreak. Information for health care professionals and public health partners.

CARNA COVID-19 Resources for Nurses

BC College of Nursing Professionals – COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Centre

Canadian Nurses Association – FAQ’s and Resources

Information on COVID-19 for Physician and Health Care Professionals – Ottawa

Clinical Management of Patients with Moderate to Severe COVID-19 – Interim Guidance

Interim national case definition: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Infection prevention and control for coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Interim guidance for acute healthcare settings

Routine practices and additional precautions for preventing the transmission of infection in healthcare settings

Interim national surveillance guidelines for human infection with coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Summary of assumptions

Public health management of cases and contacts associated with coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Information for Health Professionals

Social Workers

Canadian Association of Social Workers – COVID information and resources

Tech sector

The Help List is an online resource dedicated to supporting the Canadian Tech Sector during these unprecedented times.


Canadian Life Insurance and Health Association – Coverage for Commercial Truckers Notice

Transport Canada – Essential Freight Transportation Exemption: support efforts by extra-provincial truck undertakings and their drivers to transport essential supplies and equipment, in direct assistance to emergency relief efforts during the response to COVID-19.

Trucking HR Canada – COVID-19 Employer Resources: to support trucking and logistics employers as we cope and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

Canadian Trucker’s Alliance – Updates and Information

Canadian Trucking Alliance COVID-19 page

Social Distancing for Long Haul Drivers Travelling In and Out of the NWT

Transport Canada – COVID-19 Measures, updates and guidance