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COVID-19 Orders: Canadian Provinces
Provinces that have Identified Auto Parts Suppliers as Essential Businesses
Last Updated: 4/14/2020 11:15 PM ET
Provincial governments across Canada are implementing orders which require certain businesses to cease operations for a period of time to combat COVID-19. Most of these orders contain provisions which allow certain businesses to continue to operate (businesses which are allowed to continue to operate are often referred to as Essential Businesses, Essential Services, or other similar designations).

Set forth below are the provinces which have issued such orders and which seem to indicate that auto parts suppliers may continue operating (along with links to orders and/or other guidance provided by such provinces). The following is not legal advice and is provided for informational or reference purposes only. Many provinces are issuing additional orders and guidance fairly regularly and, as a result, the following information may be incomplete. Furthermore, many local governments are also issuing orders and/or guidance which you should also consider. Each business should make its own determination as to whether it can or should remain open, and should contact an attorney and/or the appropriate local agencies if it has questions about whether it can continue operating under the various orders which may apply to its business location.

Province How Auto Parts Suppliers are Described Under the Province's Order For Additional Information
Alberta “Motor vehicle, auto-supply, auto and motor-vehicle-repair, including bicycle repair, aircraft repair, heavy equipment repair, watercraft/marine craft repairs, car and truck dealerships and related facilities” are identified as Essential Services.
British Columbia The following are identified as Essential Services:

“Supply chain services needed to supply goods for societal functioning, including cooling, storing, packaging, transportation, warehousing and distribution”

“Employees who repair, maintain and overhaul vehicles, aircraft and parts, rail equipment, marine vessels, and the equipment and infrastructure that enables operations that encompass movement of cargo and passengers, as well as vehicle rentals and leasing”

“Towing services and other vehicle repair/maintenance operations”
Manitoba “A business that services or repairs vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, bicycles and includes car, truck and farm equipment dealerships and related facilities and auto supply stores and other similar retail businesses” are identified as businesses that can remain open.”
New Brunswick “All retail sales and similar public-facing business operations are prohibited from admitting patrons, except: stores whose goods for sale are predominantly food, medication, fuel, office equipment and supplies, hardware, construction supplies, or vehicle parts; providers of repair services for vehicles ... ”
Newfoundland and Labrador “Repair services: telecommunications devices, plumbing, electrical, construction, heating, appliances, vehicles, emergency household cleaning and restoration and medical devices and equipment” are permitted to remain open.

All non-retail businesses can stay open, as long as workers can maintain physical distancing. Workers cannot be within six feet of each other or the clients they serve.

Auto supply is not specifically listed. Contact the appropriate governmental agency to determine if your business provides Essential Services.
Nova Scotia Auto Supply is not specifically listed as an Essential Service.

Businesses that provide non-essential services must meet a five-person or fewer gathering rule.
Ontario The following are identified as Essential Workplaces:

Stores that sell any of the following items and provide them to the customer only through an alternative method of sale such as curb side pick-up or delivery, except in exceptional circumstances:
  1. Hardware products.
  2. Vehicle parts and supplies.
  3. Pet and animal supplies.
  4. Office supplies and computer products including computer repair.
  5. Safety supplies.
Prince Edward Island “Auto repair shops” are identified as Essential Services.

Auto supply is not specifically listed. Contact the appropriate governmental agency to determine if your business provides Essential Services.
Quebec "Products, parts and other equipment necessary for transportation and logistics services" are identified as Essential Services.
Saskatchewan The following are identified as Allowable Business Services:

“Service stations and mechanical repair of motor vehicles, trucks and specialized equipment for industries”

“Automotive dealers, auto repair and autobody shops”

Auto supply is not specifically listed. Contact the appropriate governmental agency to determine if your business provides an Allowable Business Service.