Rapid test kits are being provided at no charge to eligible* organizations subject to availability and limitations; however, a transportation fee will be added during the ordering process.

Please note: Tests may take 7-10 business days to arrive. If you are symptomatic and need immediate testing, please click here for information

*Eligibility for rapid tests:
  1. Businesses with a vaccine mandate AND who have unvaccinated employees who are required to be on-site.
  2. Businesses that fall into an essential service category** as determined by the Province with symptomatic employees who are required to be on-site.

**The Province of Manitoba has determined program eligibility for businesses and work functions defined under Canada's National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure.

CLICK HERE to find a COVID-19 testing site if your business does not fall under the above eligibility criteria.
Getting Onboard with Chamber Business Services

Through our membership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Assiniboia Chamber members are able to benefit from a variety of programs and services that leverage the buying power of the 200,000-member Canadian Chamber network.

Whether you need to reduce expenses, connect with other businesses or access the services needed to break into new markets, Chamber Business Services (CBS) can give you a distinct advantage.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to meet the CBS partners and learn how you can take advantage of these programs. The events take place on March 1 and 3 and you will learn about:

March 1: Shipping, Payment Processing and Insurance | REGISTER NOW
  • Freightcom: discounted rates on shipping within North America and worldwide.
  • Elavon: the innovative, secure and global partner for your payment processing needs, whether you do business online, mobile or in-person.
  • Dion Strategic: professional advice on the insurance solutions most suited to your needs.

March 3: Cleaning and Sanitation, Mobile Services and Fuel | REGISTER NOW
  • Kleanr: As a national sanitation provider, Kleanr helps businesses get back on their feet through a variety of cleaning and disinfecting services.
  • Rogers: Managed by Vesta Networks, Rogers for Business brings discounts on a variety of products and services such as wireless data, voice, wireline and Microsoft 365.
  • ESSO: Save 3.5 cents per litre of fuel purchased at ESSO and Mobil branded stations.

If you have any questions about these events of the programs, you can contact the Canadian Chamber's Senior Manager of Chamber Services, Melissa Lamirande.
In The News
Open Letter from Canadian Businesses to Our Elected Representatives
Canadian Chamber of Commerce, February 11, 2022

Canadian businesses have suffered under the strain of constant disruptions over the last two years. The challenges they have had to overcome have included COVID-19, extreme weather events, increasing inflationary pressures, labour shortages and supply chain disruptions. Now achieving a successful recovery is threatened by the ongoing blockades of the critical infrastructure that enables the livelihoods and well-being of all Canadians.

The harm is both immediate and severe. Each hour that these blockades continue does more serious damage to our economy and to our society. Manufacturers that depend on just-in-time delivery have been forced to cancel shifts for thousands of workers, shipments of livestock and of fresh produce face serious delays or waste that threaten food security, and deliveries of products that are greatly needed by Canadian families are being cancelled. These curtailments will only grow in scope and impact if the blockades continue.

Allowing these illegal closures to continue will also have serious economic and reputational consequences for the years ahead. The blockades not only strike against the rule of law that protects our rights and freedoms, but also undermine Canada’s international reputation. We are already hearing calls to move investment, contracts, and production from Canada because of our inability to guarantee timely delivery to international customers.

Canadians expect our elected representatives at all levels of government and from all political parties to set aside partisanship and jurisdictional squabbling to bring this issue to a quick resolution.

Our organizations call upon our elected representatives to expeditiously take the following actions.

  • Deliver a strong and unified commitment from the Prime Minister, Premiers, Opposition Party Leaders, and Mayors that the rule of law will be upheld.
  • Urgently enact measures to protect critical infrastructure to ensure further closures do not take place elsewhere in the country in the days ahead.
  • Seek immediate injunctive measures through the courts to assert a clear message that lawlessness will not be tolerated.
  • Ensure law enforcement agencies have all the necessary political support and appropriate tools needed to restore public order and remove any physical blockades that are not dismantled voluntarily.

Along with the vast majority of Canadians, Canada’s business community looks to you to restore the rule of law and to bring a successful end to these illegal actions that are damaging our economy and the well-being of our citizens. As order is re-established, we pledge to do our best to restore the jobs, products and services so greatly needed by our fellow citizens.