Federal Government Announcement Regarding Mandatory Vaccinations

Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc and Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced in a press conference August 12 the Government of Canada’s intent to require vaccination for the federal public service as early as the end of September.

The government also announced it will require employees in the federally regulated transportation sectors of air, rail, and marine to be vaccinated by no later than the end of October. The vaccination requirement will also extend to certain travellers, including all commercial air travellers, passengers on interprovincial trains, and passengers on large marine vessels with overnight accommodations, such as cruise ships. The federally regulated trucking sector will not be included in this regulatory change.

For all other federally regulated sectors, including trucking, both ministers are “strongly encouraging” employers to continuously urge vaccination within their workforce.

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