The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an unprecedented impact on the health of Canadians. COVID-19 vaccines are a critical tool that reduce the risk of COVID-19 and protect broader public health.
As a responsible employer, the Government of Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of its employees. On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced mandatory COVID-19 vaccination across the federal public service.
In alignment with this important measure, all contractors and subcontractors working in federal government workplaces are also expected to be fully vaccinated. This requirement takes effect on November 15, 2021.
Implicated contractors should take the necessary steps to ensure their employees and subcontractors are aware of this requirement, and that they are able to fully comply with it.
This approach will ensure that federal workplaces are kept safe and that employees who work in them are protected.
Additional information about the requirement can be found here.