Essential Work Permits


Updated: June 3, 2021

RE: ESSENTIAL WORK PERMITS

The Haida Gwaii State of Emergency was lifted on June 2, 2021.

Leisure travel to Haida Gwaii will resume on July 1, 2021 and in the meantime the essential work permit process remains in place.

All essential workers traveling to Haida Gwaii are required to follow the emergency measures from the Government of British Columbia. 

Two-week isolation is no longer required, however we know that the COVID-19 virus moves where people move, and we encourage essential workers to avoid contact with community members for the first 14 days of their stay.

Non-essential travel between travel regions continues to be restricted until after June 15.

ESSENTIAL WORK PERMITTING PROCESS:

Please note: 

  • The applicant may request an essential work permit by downloading and filling out the form at the bottom of this page essentialworkpermits@haidanation.com and confirming that a COVID-19 safe work plan is in place (as applicable). 
  • The completed permit application form must then be submitted to the CHN Essential Work team (essentialworkpermits@haidanation.com). 
  • CHN will contact the applicant and notify Haida Nation checkpoint teams when the application has been approved.
  • Not receiving a response to the application DOES NOT mean that the application has been approved.

Workers should be involved in developing the Safe Work Plans. These plans and processes have been put in place to protect the health and well-being of Island residents and valued workers who come to provide essential services on Haida Gwaii.

Essential service workers need to self-isolate and/or follow requirements according to Work Permits issued, follow physical distancing measures and hygiene guidelines during isolation and after. Please review up-to-date safety measures for Haida Gwaii at <haidanation.ca> 

 

*If the form is not downloading try another web browser such as Google Chrome or Safari, or email essentialworkpermits@haidanation.com

ESSENTIAL WORK PERMIT (July 6, 2020)

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