Is my retail business considered an essential service?

Summary

Province Grocery Pharmacy Convenience Hardware Liquor/ Cannabis Restaurants Other Shopping Malls

British Columbia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – both No – takeout / delivery only Yes. Only seated food and beverage businesses and personal service businesses (hair and nail salons, tattoo parlours and spas) must be closed. Every other retail format can open but must follow the rules. Yes – some voluntary closures/reduced hours other than access to essential businesses

Alberta Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – both No – takeout / delivery only Yes – IT/telecommunication services, automotive repair, office supplies, pet food, dry cleaners, etc. Yes – some voluntary closures/reduced hours other than access to essential businesses

Province Grocery Pharmacy Convenience Hardware Liquor/ Cannabis Restaurants Other Shopping Malls

British Columbia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – both No – takeout / delivery only Yes. Only seated food and beverage businesses and personal service businesses (hair and nail salons, tattoo parlours and spas) must be closed. Every other retail format can open but must follow the rules. Yes – some voluntary closures/reduced hours other than access to essential businesses

Alberta Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – both No – takeout / delivery only Yes – IT/telecommunication services, automotive repair, office supplies, pet food, dry cleaners, etc. Yes – some voluntary closures/reduced hours other than access to essential businesses

Saskatchewan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – both No – takeout / delivery only Yes – IT/telecommunication services, automotive dealers/repair, office supplies, pet food, dry cleaners, etc. Yes – some voluntary closures/reduced hours other than access to essential businesses

Manitoba Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – both No – takeout / delivery only Yes – IT/telecommunication services, automotive repair, office supplies, pet food, dry cleaners, etc. Yes – some voluntary closures/reduced hours other than access to essential businesses

Ontario Yes Yes Yes No Yes – liquor (Cannabis online only) No – takeout / delivery only Yes – IT/telecommunication services, automotive repair, dry cleaners, etc. No – unless essential businesses are in the mall and lack outside entrances

Quebec Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – both No – takeout / delivery only Yes – IT/telecommunication services, automotive repair, pet food, dry cleaners, etc. No – other than essential businesses with street access

Newfoundland and Labrador Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – liquor (some stores pick-up only) (Cannabis online only) No – takeout / delivery only Yes – IT/telecommunication services, automotive repair, office supplies, pet food, dry cleaners, etc. Yes – some voluntary closures/reduced hours other than access to essential businesses

New Brunswick Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – both No – takeout / delivery only Yes – IT/telecommunication services, automotive repair, office supplies, pet food, dry cleaners, etc. Yes – some voluntary closures/reduced hours other than access to essential businesses

Nova Scotia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – both No – takeout / delivery only Yes – IT/telecommunication services, automotive repair, office supplies, pet food, dry cleaners, etc. Yes – some voluntary closures/reduced hours other than access to essential businesses

Prince Edward Island Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – liquor (limited store locations) Cannabis online only No – takeout / delivery only Yes – IT/telecommunication services, automotive repair, office supplies, pet food, dry cleaners, etc. No – unless essential businesses are in the mall and lack outside entrances

Yukon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – both No – takeout / delivery only Yes – IT/telecommunication services, automotive repair, pet food, dry cleaners, etc. Yes – some voluntary closures/reduced hours other than access to essential businesses

Northwest Territories Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes – both No – takeout / delivery only Yes – IT/telecommunication services, automotive repair, pet food, dry cleaners, etc. Yes – some voluntary closures/reduced hours other than access to essential businesses

Is my retail business considered an essential service?
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