See the latest information on how CAE is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CAE Vaccination Centre closed its doors on August 20

After four months of operations, the CAE Vaccination Centre closed its doors on August 20, after having administered close to 33,000 vaccine doses in our community.

Thank you to our 16 partner companies and to the dedicated team at the CAE Vaccination Centre that contributed to protecting Quebeckers, one jab at a time!


Since the 2010s, CAE Healthcare has been a training partner of choice for medical corporations and industries and has helped shape the future of healthcare training by leveraging CAE’s expertise in aviation.

Today, in response to COVID-19, we are leveraging this expertise to help healthcare workers on the frontline save lives and ensure patient safety.

Simulation Solutions

CAE Healthcare is offering a Ventilator Reskilling Course, Complete Ultrasound Training Suite, Webinars, Simulated Clinical Experience (SCE), an Outreach Toolkit and Resources in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.



 CAE manikins used to test split a ventilator at Mount Sinai

Civil Aviation

Taking care of our customers is more important than ever, and as we adapt to the situation, we will continue to support our customers worldwide in different ways while ensuring your safety and that of our employees and their families.

On site

In order to support customers on site, we have strict protocols in place for every step of the training experience: from arrival at the training centre to simulator sessions and post se ssion cleaning. Our sites remain open as the training services we provide are considered essential.

 Safety Protocols for Training Centres

 Cleaning and disinfection policy for equipment related to training devices

For business aviation customers coming from abroad to a training centre in Canada:

  Temporary foreign workers exemption

As you enter our facilities, you will also be required to fill out a declaration form confirming that you are not experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, etc.) and that you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. We will also be observing quarantine periods as mandated by local governments around the world.

Please note that we have had to adapt our opening hours in some of our training centres. Contact training centres directly for opening hours.

 See our list of locations worldwide for contact information

Virtual solutions

We are working on virtual solutions to better support our customers and students around the world.

All across our Civil Aviation training, from Commercial Aviation, Business Aviation and Helicopter Aviation to maintenance programs, we have been converting bookings to virtual training as much as possible.

Defence & Security

CAE’s work in Defence & Security is considered essential by governments in the countries where we operate. Our operational sites are therefore still delivering services to support defence forces who must always be prepared and ready in the interest of national security. 

Our #1 priority is ensuring the safety of our employees and customers in our facilities and where our employees are deployed worldwide to actively support training and readiness requirements. We have therefore implemented strict safety protocols, for which we have been recognized as an international leader. These protocols are in place from arrival at the training facility to aircraft training sessions and post-session cleaning.

 Safety Protocols for Training Centres

 Cleaning and disinfection policy for equipment related to training devices


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been proactively taking measures to ensure the safety of our customers, our employees and their families worldwide, while ensuring the continuity of our operations.


Based on the government recommendations from various countries, we have asked that employees from all CAE sites worldwide to work from home where applicable.

CAE Continuum is CAE's new flexible work program. Aligned with our value of of empowerment, CAE offers the possibility for any CAE employee to work remotely on an occasional or regular basis, depending on the work profile of the employee. 

On site

Currently, only employees who support sectors of the company that are considered essential may enter our facilities (unless specific government exemptions apply).

We have also implemented strict cleaning and disinfecting protocols for our facilities worldwide in addition to physical distancing guidelines (reinforced through signage and rotation shifts), which will be maintained as long as required.

In order to minimize risk, we are also complying with any quarantine mandated by local authorities for anyone entering our facilities who has been travelling or in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19.

Rapid screening in Montreal

The rapid screening initiative launched Monday, March 29 in CAE headquarters offers an additional layer of protection to CAE employees, their families, sub-contractors and clients. By screening twice a week, individuals who exhibit no symptoms and regularly access CAE sites in Montreal have the peace of mind of knowing where they stand and prevent the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 and its variants of concern.  


The wellness, health and safety of our employees in the field, as for any CAE employee, is paramount. Business travel is strictly limited to activities that are considered essential for the continuity of our customers’ operations, as allowed by local restrictions. These exceptions strictly follow government and local regulations, and emergency assistance remains available for all our employees. CAE will ensure that employees in the field return home safely at the end of their mandate, even if there are fewer commercial flights.

Social responsibility & innovation

We believe it is our duty to find ways to innovate and help our community through these challenging times. We have therefore put different initiatives in place to address the situation, such as:

  • Production of CAE Air1 
  • Complimentary simulation for suspected COVID-19 cases;
  • Delivering N95 masks to the Quebec and Manitoba governments;
  • A website where we keep all our employees informed on a regular basis;
  • A forum where employees can give ideas on how to mitigate the impact of COVID‑19;
  • A contract with the Pyure Company (PYURE) to assemble air sanitizers using Pyure's technology that has demonstrated through an independant U.S. certified scientific lab to significantly destroy the COVID-19 virus in the air and on surfaces
  • Opening of CAE Montreal vaccination centre 

Learn more in our Social responsibility section and our FY20 Annual and Corporate Social responsibility report.


We are facing a situation with an unprecedented impact on our daily lives and the global economy. Our operations are certainly affected by this disruption of the global air transportation system, but we entered the crisis in a position of strength. As innovation is in our DNA, we will continue to adapt to the situation through new initiatives.

Read more in our Investors section.


The wellness, health and safety of all our stakeholders are paramount. If you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to communicate with your main contact at CAE.

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Last updated: April 20, 2021