Canadian Manufacturing

CME welcomes easing of border testing requirements

CME had long called for the removal of travel restrictions on essential manufacturing workers and says it thanks the government for moving in that direction. 

February 16, 2022   by CM Staff

OTTAWA — Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters says it welcomes the federal government’s plan to eliminate the PCR testing requirements by February 28, 2022 for fully vaccinated international travellers.

CME says that these measures have impeded the free flow of business travel and added significant costs to the cross-border movement of essential manufacturing workers.

Since the start of the pandemic, Canada’s border control measures have made it difficult for manufacturers to send personnel abroad or to bring key workers into the country to make repairs, inspect manufacturing machinery, or install new equipment to help companies grow their businesses.

Even though manufacturers are considered essential workers, border restrictions had a negative impact on the mobility of workers in and out of the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

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CME had long called for the removal of travel restrictions on essential manufacturing workers and says it thanks the government for moving in that direction.