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Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, plenty of shops are offering up deals and discounts right now.
From fashion and beauty to electronics and home decor, you can save a good chunk of money — especially if you're planning on taking advantage of these sales during your holiday shopping.
Best Buy is one of the most popular stores that Canadians shop at during Black Friday and you can already find great deals on electronics. What's great about their early deals is that they'll refund you the difference if the items you buy go lower in price later on.
The massive furniture and home goods store is having a month-long event that's all about sustainability including a sell-back program, donations, workshops and an additional 25% off as-is products from November 26 to 29 for members.
Pre-Black Friday deals are on now until November 24 and you can save up to 70% on bedding, home decor and more. The discount is already applied and no promo code is required. You can browse their 2021 holiday gift guide if you need some inspiration.
You can already find some awesome deals at Old Navy including cozy matching family PJs and loads of winter wear. You can try your hand at these Old Navy shopping hacks to save even more this time of year.
Many provinces have restricted access to non-essential services and events, such as restaurants and concerts, to fully vaccinated residents and visitors.
Provinces recognize the federally approved vaccine passport. The government states online that provinces and territories may actually "ask you to use this proof to access non-essential services."
What information is on the vaccine passport?
Similar to Quebec's VaxiCode app and pdf proof of vaccination, the federal vaccine passport will include your first and last name, your date of birth and your COVID-19 vaccination history (vaccine lot numbers, names of manufacturers and dates received).
Unlike VaxiCode or the provincial pdf, the Canadian vaccine passport will have the federal government logo in the top right corner.
The document will have a QR code in addition to this information.
How can Quebecers get their federally approved proof of vaccination?
The provinces and territories are distributing the federal vaccine passport.
Quebecers can find it the same way they would download the provincial proof of vaccination document.
A portal on the Quebec government website prompts visitors to enter identifying information. They can then opt to receive a link to their vaccination proof either through text or email.
The link takes Quebecers to a page where they can download proofs of vaccination for use within Quebec (the VaxiCode app or a pdf document with a QR code) and for use outside of Quebec, the federally standardized vaccine passport.
Everyone in Canada using planes or VIA Rail will soon need to be fully vaccinated in order to travel within the country.
"Effective October 30, air passengers departing from Canadian airports, travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, and travellers on non-essential passenger vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more, such as cruise ships, will need to be vaccinated," the government said in a press release.
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All workers in federally regulated travel industries will also need to be fully vaccinated in order to work.
The vaccination requirement will only apply to people 12 years old or older.
For unvaccinated travellers, there will be a short transition period during which "they will be able to travel if they can show a valid COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours" of departure. The transition period will last until November 30.
After that date, you must be vaccinated in order to travel on a plane or train within Canada.