On 27 January 2020, a man in Toronto recently returned from China became Canada’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. By early April, the country had 10,000 confirmed cases — including the Prime Minister’s wife, Sophie Trudeau. The Canadian government has implemented a range of measures in response, from travel restrictions, social distancing and interventions to protect vulnerable industries. Canada is a federation of states, which have each adopted different policies to respond to the pandemic. COVID-19 Policy Watch currently covers national policies only.

Key statistics

  • Confirmed cases


  • Cases per 100,000 people


  • Deaths


  • Recovered cases


  • Days since first case


  • Days since 100 cases


  • Days since highest daily increase


These statistics were last updated for 15 May 2020 and are drawn from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Cases dataset, published by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University, via API by Laeyoung.

Canadian Federal Government COVID-19 policies

Last updated 13 May 2020


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Financial markets and monetary policy

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