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Latest Updated Sanctions: February 2022
The database and map are possible thanks to an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 
Canadian Sanctions

Include a variety of measures (inadmissibility to Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (travel ban), arms embargoes, technical assistance prohibitions, export and import restrictions, asset freezes and financial restrictions).  Sanctions must be respected by any person located in Canada and Canadians located or engaged in activities abroad.

Sanctions Objectives

Sanctions objectives are varied.  The Canadian government endeavours to apply sanctions judiciously, in a targeted fashion and in coordination with allies.  Objectives including ending/limiting violence, stopping WMD proliferation, decrying human rights abuses and more.


The timeframe is the range of years that the sanctions were/are in force for Canada.

Canadian Sanctions Legislation

Autonomous sanctions:

Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA), and Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (JVCFOA) - also referenced as the Magnitsky Act

Multilateral/UN sanctions:

United Nations Act

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Map Features

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The map is designed to give users an opportunity to investigate specific sanctions. Click Information on the popup menu for one of the available states to find details about sanctions. *Clicking information will take you within four states of the one you are seeking on the "Canadian Sanctions" page.


The map is made to serve as a quick and easy way for users to review Canadian sanctions spanning across recent decades. 

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The database upon which this map is based was created by Dr. Andrea Charron with Erin Tramley and Danielle Cherpako.

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Dr. Andrea Charron

Erin Tramley

Danielle Cherpako



The map and website were created by Jason Quinn.

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Latest Data:

February 2022


For questions regarding the Canadian Sanctions Map please reach out here

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Jason Quinn. Undergraduate Student Political Studies.

University of Manitoba. 

Winnipeg, Canada

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