Government of New Brunswick


There are a variety of businesses, activities and industries that are exempted from these provisions and therefore can remain in operation on the weekly day of rest and / or on the ten prescribed days of rest.

 

Emergency Services
  • the operation of hospital facilities
  • any activity necessary to save property or lives in cases of emergency or where such property or lives are in imminent danger of destruction or serious injury,
  • fire fighting, police, ambulance and other like services, for the relief of sickness and suffering generally

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Industries/Farming/Manufacturing
  • any activity without the doing of which electric current, light, heat, cold air, water or petroleum product cannot be continuously supplied for lawful purposes
  • commercial fishing and marine farming activities
  • farming activities including processing plants linked to these activities and the delivery of milk for domestic use
  • processing plant activities handling farm produce or products of the sea
  • mining, concentrating or smelting activities
  • oil refining activities
  • sugar refining activities
  • pulp and paper industry activities
  • shipping and navigation activities
  • ship building and repair activities
  • sugar bush operations
  • the operation of a business or industry that is, by necessity, engaged in a continuous operation
  • the manufacture of beer by a brewer licensee or in-house brewery licensee under the Liquor Control Act
  • the operation of a distiller or wine maker licensed under the Liquor Control Act
  • the operation of a brewer, wine-maker or a distiller appointed by the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation

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Places of Worship
  • any necessary or customary activity in connection with religious worship

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Recreation
  • sporting, recreational, entertainment or amusement activities including the operation of cinemas, theatres and exhibitions of an educational, artistic or cultural nature (as well as retail businesses associated with these activities)

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Retail Business/Convenience Stores/Pharmacies/Liquor Stores/Real Estate, etc.
  • the operation of an antique store or a craft store
  • the operation of a flea market
  • the operation of any retail business located within the boundaries of a provincial or national park
  • greenhouse and garden supply center activities and the operation of a seasonal stand from which farm produce, dairy products, seafood or horticultural products are sold
  • the operation of retail businesses in cases where normally not more than three persons, including the owner or proprietor, are employed in the usual conduct of the business and whose inventory wholly or chiefly consists of:
    (i) food products,
    (ii) newspapers, magazines, periodicals or other publications,
    (iii) tobacco or other articles required for the use of tobacco, or
    (iv)confectionery
  • the operation of a drug store in which the total area that is used for serving the public or for selling or displaying to the public in the establishment is less than eight hundred and fifty square meters
  • the operation of garages or motor vehicle service stations selling gasoline, motor oil or fuel oil
  • the operation of retail businesses by persons appointed by the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation, the inventory of which wholly or chiefly consists of liquor and any one of or any combination of the following:
    (i) food products;
    (ii) newspapers, magazines, periodicals or other publications;
    (iii) tobacco or other articles required for the use of tobacco; or
    (iv) confectionery
  • the operation of retail businesses by the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation

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Tourism/Food/Lodging
  • the operation of an antique store or a craft store
  • the operation of a flea market
  • the operation of any retail business located within the boundaries of a provincial or national park
  • greenhouse and garden supply center activities and the operation of a seasonal stand from which farm produce, dairy products, seafood or horticultural products are sold
  • the operation of restaurants, canteens and other establishments selling meals and food products for consumption on or near the premises
  • the operation of hotels, motels and other places of lodging
  • the transportation of persons and goods, including the operation of any toll or draw bridge, ferry or boat being part of the normal transportation system of the Province
  • the operation of licensed premises under the Liquor Control Act (e.g., a pub)

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Others
  • any unavoidable activity in the preparation of the morning, afternoon or evening edition of a daily newspaper, or an edition of a weekly newspaper
  • the transportation of persons and goods, including the operation of any toll or draw bridge, ferry or boat being part of the normal transportation system of the Province
  • the operation of automatic laundry facilities
  • the viewing or displaying of real estate which may be traded on a day other than the weekly day of rest
  • telecommunication activities

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Note: These exemptions combine those found in the Days of Rest Act and Regulation 85-149. For the precise wording of these exemptions, please consult the Act and the regulation.