Canada Is Going To Require Vaccination For All Federal Government Employees

The gov't also wants Crown corporations to require their workers get vaccinated.

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Canada's Federal Workers Will Have To Get Vaccinated

Canada Is Going To Require Vaccination For All Federal Government Employees

The government announced Friday that it will require all of Canada's federal workers to get vaccinated.

The federal government plans to enforce the vaccination rule at the end of September. Though it said it could determine alternative solutions, like COVID-19 testing, on a case-by-case basis for "those few who are unable to be vaccinated."

Canada also wants Crown corporation employees to be vaccinated and said it would work with those companies to make it happen, though it didn't give a deadline.

The government further plans to extend the vaccination requirement to workers "in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors," as well as to some travellers — specifically "all commercial air travellers, passengers on interprovincial trains, and passengers on large marine vessels with overnight accommodations, such as cruise ships" — by the end of October.

In a press release, Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra said the government is "leading by example" with these vaccination requirement announcements.

Minister of Health Patty Hajdu again implored all Canadians to get their vaccine doses.

"There are enough doses in Canada for every person to be fully vaccinated across the country. By getting vaccinated, you are protecting yourself, your family and your community."

"By being fully vaccinated, you are also protecting the safety of your workplaces."

Thomas MacDonald
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Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.