All evacuees from Wuhan will spend 14 days under quarantine at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, where they will be monitored to see if they have contracted the virus.
The federal government plans to land a chartered plane in Wuhan to transport Canadian citizens who do not show symptoms to Canadian Forces Base Trenton.
An update from the government is expected later Thursday.
For Canadians who are still in Wuhan while the region is under quarantine, there's some good news.
The Canadians who manage to escape Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus, will be quarantined for two weeks at an Ontario military base in Trenton.
The federal government was also facing questions over how it planned to get other Canadians out of the quarantined city, even as it announced having secured several dozen additional seats on board a USA -chartered aircraft.
Health Minister Patty Hajdu has conceded the federal government was initially caught off guard and had "a slow start in terms of organizing" the evacuation plane.
Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne revealed late Wednesday that the US had offered up space for a "handful" of Canadians on one of its charter evacuation flights, which is due to leave Wuhan Tianhe International Airport shortly after the Canadian aircraft departs.
"On board the flight, DND medical staff will perform health assessments of each person and travellers will complete a health declaration and receive and sign a Passenger Information and Acknowledgement form", she explained.
Canadians waiting for a plane in Wuhan, China say it has been delayed by about 12 hours.
Government health officials say Canada is better prepared this time.
"We are also advising Canadians whose presence in China is not essential to consider leaving via commercial means", Champagne added.
"I asked: 'Does this confirm she's going to be on the plane?' They said 'no.'" he said.
Global Affairs Canada advised passengers to expect delays, noting that Chinese authorities would be performing health screening and immigration controls before people were allowed to board.
Internationally, the virus has infected more than 28,000 people and killed more than 560.
Of 211 people who were on the list of Canadians set to leave Wuhan on February 6, only 194 were able to make it to the airport.
The plane will stop in Vancouver to refuel but passengers will stay on board.
Ministers and Government of Canada officials at all levels have been in close contact with our worldwide partners including Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the World Health Organization to share information on responses to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Champagne said anyone who chose to stay behind would continue to receive consular assistance.