Mandatory Use Of The ArriveCan APP Effective Monday February 22nd, 2021

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the border the the Government of Canada has utilized a variety of tools since the beginning of the pandemic . The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has been working closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and other federal partners along with provincial partners to ensure that the required measures to limit and reduce the spread of the virus into Canada were put into place. As the situation evolves so do the measures and tools to combat and track COVID-19 cases.

Effective Sunday February 21st, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM, it will now be required for all travelers to submit their information electronically before or when entering Canada. Commercial transporters will continue to be able to submit the mandatory information before or when entering Canada. For travelers who have not submitted their information in advance, they will be asked to provide it on entry.  

All travelers arriving in Canada by land, sea or air (including essential workers) can use the ArriveCAN app to enter their information prior to reaching the border.

While it is not mandatory for the information to be submitted in advance of crossing the border at this time, the use of ArriveCAN for travelers to submit their information in advance of the border is strongly recommended. ArriveCAN is a secure and user-friendly tool to help travelers comply with Canada’s enhanced border measures. ArriveCAN is available as a free mobile app available for download from Google Play or the App Store. Drivers that do not have access to the ArriveCan App can either use the mobile App or sign in online on any personal computing device (e.g. tablet) to use the non-app version of ArriveCAN. This can be accessed at Drivers may also enter their information in advance of their trip (before leaving Canada) and this information will be valid until they begin their next trip out of the country.

Drivers (essential workers) will be required to enter their travel information, contact details etc. however, they will not be required to complete the quarantine portion of the ArriveCAN questionnaire.

Travelers who do not submit their information in advance will not be denied boarding or entry but may:

  1. Be subject to additional public health questioning (and delays)
  2. Be subject to additional enforcement action

We will continue to update this page with additional details as required.

Fleet Safety Council Announces Provincial December Meeting

The Regional Chapters of the Fleet Safety Council (FSC) have decided to move forward with a Provincial Meeting for the month of December rather than hosting individual meetings. Currently all chapter and Provincial meetings are being hosted virtually as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

The FSC has already hosted two successful Provincial Meetings earlier this year, which are available to view here:
FSC Provincial Meetings

The last meeting for the year is scheduled for Thursday December 10, 2020 from 10 am – noon and the agenda includes presentations on:

  1. Bill C-65 and the new Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations featuring Elizabeth Tavares and Tara Withers from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
  2. Ontario Road Safety Annual Report – 2017 featuring Michael McGrath from the Ministry of Transportation (MTO).

The meeting is open to all members of the FSC or those interested in learning more about the council and the benefits of being a member.

The meeting will be facilitated using GoTo Meeting and members are encouraged to keep their cameras on and wear their favorite holiday sweaters.

Understanding The Impacts of COVID-19 Research Study

Long haul truck drivers are invited to participate in a research study called Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on truck drivers taking place through the University of Saskatchewan. The researchers are interested in learning how COVID-19 has impacted a drivers work (fatigue, hours worked, access to food and rest areas) as well as challenges they’ve experienced and recommendations for improvement should there be a 2nd COVID-19 wave or something similar in the future.

The researchers wanted to share that they are aware of the critical services that long haul truck drivers are providing to ship goods and products across Canada. The goal of this project is to develop and propose changes (policies and procedures) that support improving the working conditions for drivers.    

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and all responses are confidential. If you are a long haul truck driver and are interested in participating and sharing your feedback please click on the link below to complete the survey. Additional information is provided on the first page of the link.

Note: To complete the survey, participants are required to be a long-haul truck driver and reside in Canada. This research project was approved by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Saskatchewan.  

Click here to participate in the survey