COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal public servants

Suspension of vaccination requirement

Effective June 20, 2022 the vaccination requirement for the Core Public Administration (CPA), including the RCMP, is suspended. Employees of the CPA are no longer required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment.

Employees who are on administrative leave without pay for noncompliance with the Policy in force are being contacted by their managers to arrange their return to regular work duties.

Crown corporations and separate agencies are asked to follow suit, and the vaccination requirement for supplier personnel accessing federal government workplaces is also suspended.

Vaccination is recommended

Vaccination continues to be one of the most effective tools to protect Canadians, including younger Canadians, our health care system and our economy. Everyone in Canada needs to keep up to date with recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including booster doses to get ready for the fall. The Government of Canada will continue to work with provinces and territories to help even more Canadians get the shots for which they are eligible.

Safer work environments and communities

Following a successful vaccination campaign, 32 million (or nearly 90%) of eligible Canadians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and case counts have decreased. Canadians have stepped up to protect themselves and the people around them, and rates of hospitalization and deaths are also decreasing across the country and Canada has one of the highest rates of vaccination in the world.    

In addition, as of May 30, 2022, 98.5% of federal public servants attested to being vaccinated with two doses of a Health Canada approved vaccine.

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