The Government of Canada mandates vaccines for federal employees, urges others to follow suit. Government says more details to be finalized and released in coming days, including how to implement the requirement slated for “early fall.”
Ottawa has mandated that all federal employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The government expects employers in federally regulated industries to do the same, according to Dominic LeBlanc, president of the Privy Council.
Nearly 500,000 people work directly for the federal government, a Crown corporation, the military, or the RCMP.
Nearly a million more are employed in federally regulated industries such as banks and airlines.
- Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said Friday that includes all commercial air travelers, passengers on trains between provinces and cruise ship passengers.
- The government is also requiring vaccinations for all federal public servants in the country.
The Canadian government will soon require all air travelers and passengers on interprovincial trains to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said Friday that includes all commercial air travelers, passengers on trains between provinces and cruise ship passengers.
“As soon as possible in the Fall and no later than the end of October, the Government of Canada will require employees in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors to be vaccinated. The vaccination requirement will also extend to certain travelers. This includes all commercial air travelers,” his office said in a statement.
Canada vows to resettle 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan (What about COVID?)
Canada has announced an expanded program to resettle Afghan refugees as territories in Afghanistan fall rapidly to the Taliban.
Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Friday the program will welcome 20,000 Afghans, targeting those who belong to groups vulnerable to persecution by the Taliban.
Those targeted groups will include: “Women leaders, human rights defenders, journalists, persecuted minorities, LGBTQI members, and family of previously resettled interpreters,” Mendicino said.