AIAC calls for aerospace as an essential service across Canadian jurisdictions

March 25, 2020

AIAC’s members are expressing an urgent need for clarity and consistency, using a pan-Canadian approach, regarding the cross-jurisdictional designations of essential services.

AIAC members operate in all regions of the country, offering products and services across Canada and indeed the entire world. In fact, many of our member companies have operations crossing multiple provinces and the lack of clarity and consistency is hurting Canada’s overall economy and the aerospace and defence industry’s ability to maintain its operations to support the safe transport and critical infrastructure both at home and around the world.

It is imperative that the cross-jurisdictional issues are addressed now.

AIAC has submitted a letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to provide guidance and leadership on this issue during his next call with First Ministers to ensure the aerospace and defence industry is designated an essential service in all of Canada’s provinces and territories.