CAEM Update – March 2


  • As of February 28th, fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Canada are no longer required to produce a negative PCR test upon their arrival.  Travellers now have the option of using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test result, taken the day prior to arrival.  On arrival testing will be on a random basis and those selected to test will no longer be required to quarantine while awaiting their test result.  Unvaccinated travellers will continue to be required to test on arrival, on day 8, and quarantine for 14 days.

  • CAEM is pleased to share a recent position paper produced by AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres; ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.  Entitled, “Business Events Are The Fast Track To Recovery”, this position paper reinforces the key message CAEM has been delivering to all levels of government since the beginning of the pandemic – that business events are key economic drivers with the main purpose of driving commerce.   The position paper also recognizes the Federal Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program as an example of how the Canadian government is supporting business events.  CAEM is proud of the advocacy work we championed to help bring the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program to fruition and it is gratifying to see it recognized in an international position paper.  To read the position paper, click here.

Keep up to date with CAEM’s advocacy work by visiting the Advocacy page on our website.




Step 2 of Alberta’s reopening plan came into effect on March 1st and includes the following:

  • Capacity limits are lifted for all venues.
  • Limits on social gatherings are removed.
  • The provincial mask mandate is lifted in most settings. However, masking will still be required in the following high-risk settings: on public transit, at Alberta Health Services-operated and contracted facilities and all continuing care settings.
    • Municipal bylaws may continue to be in effect.
    • Albertans may wish to consider individual risk factors and choose to wear masks in other public indoor settings.
  • Restrictions on interactive activities, liquor service and operating hours are lifted.
  • Mandatory work-from-home requirement is removed.
  • On February 8th, the Restrictions Exemption Program was ended in Alberta, which eliminated the proof of vaccination program. 

Click here for full details. 


The following changes to public health and workplace safety measures came into effect on  March 1, 2022. For the full list of measures currently in place, see O. Reg. 364/20.

    • capacity limits have been lifted in all indoor public settings
    • proof of vaccination requirements have been lifted


      • businesses and organizations may choose to require proof of vaccination upon entry


  • other protective measures, such as mask/face covering requirements and passive screening of patrons remain in place

Click here for full details.


To keep up to date on the provincial restrictions currently in place across the country visit the COVID-19 Resources page of the CAEM website.


CAEM is the only Canadian industry association working solely on behalf of the trade and consumer show sector.   To continue to this important work we are counting on your continued engagement and membership, because paid memberships are what fuel CAEM's initiatives and advocacy efforts, and we need your support now, more than ever.

As we set our sights on 2022, CAEM’s strategic priorities are clear and well-defined.

  • Strengthening the industry through government relations, partnership building, public relations and communications
  • Ensuring trade shows and consumer shows remain a viable part of our economy through industry advocacy
  • Growing and engaging our membership in order to strengthen our national footprint and expand our influence
  • Equipping and empowering our members for recovery through targeted education and peer-to-peer networking
  • Managing the association’s financial stability and diversifying our revenue streams

To renew your 2022 membership, login to your CAEM account HERE

NOT A CAEM MEMBER?  There is no time like the present to join!   You will find our membership prospectus here, and please do not hesitate to reach out to CAEM Executive Director Jennifer Allaby with any questions you may have – [email protected] or 416.787.9377.