CPA Public Affairs
May 2020

TRAINERS - can you finally host training sessions?

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Consult gathering limitations across the provinces

All provinces across Canada have set up restrictions limiting the size of groups for indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings. To assist you in determining if you are able to host a training session, and under what conditions, please consult the links below. 

Note that some of these measures may not reflect specific guidelines related to training in classrooms. The CPA is continuing to look into more specific information as it relates to classroom training for our industry.

In all cases, a distance of two metres must be maintained at any type of gathering. In most provinces, face masks are recommended where social distancing cannot be maintained.

Please refer to CPA's Best practices recommended during COVID-19 - Measures for Reopening your Retail Operations, produced to assist you in hosting a training session during COVID-19.

British Columbia

Indoor and outdoor – 6 people



Outdoor – 10




Indoor – less than 15

Outdoor – less than 50




Prince Edward Island

Indoor – Members of the same household may gather with up to 5 other individuals

Outdoor – Members of the same household may gather with up to 10 other individuals


Indoor and outdoor – 10

New Brunswick

Indoor - 10

Outdoor – 50


Indoor – 25

Outdoor – 50

 Nova Scotia

Indoor and outdoor – 5 people, unless your group has an exemption.


Social gatherings – 5

Newfoundland & Labrador

Gatherings – 10 people

Gatherings apply to essential or official events/ceremonies and include essential workplace activities such as certification or training





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