Declare your COVID-19 vaccination status

All employees must disclose their vaccination status.


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When to submit your status

The attestation deadline has passed. However, if you are returning from a leave of absence, you are required to submit your attestation within two weeks after the date of your return.

All federal public servants in the Core Public Administration (organizations listed under Schedule I and Schedule IV of the Financial Administration Act) are required to provide their vaccination attestation in the Vaccine Attestation Tracking System (GC-VATS) or through a recognized alternative process.

If you have not yet completed your attestation, you must do so immediately to avoid administrative measures including Leave Without Pay.

How to complete your attestation

Once you’ve logged in to GC-VATS, declare your vaccination status in 3 steps:

How to request accommodation

If you are unable to be vaccinated based on a medical contraindication, religion or another prohibited ground of discrimination under the Canadian Human Right Act, and are requesting accommodation, you should provide supporting information to your manager.

If you don’t submit your attestation

If you refuse to disclose your vaccination status or remain unvaccinated, you will be subject to administrative leave without pay.

If you misrepresent your status

You have an obligation to provide a true attestation. Submitting a false statement would constitute a breach of the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination. Attestations will be verified and managers can ask for proof of vaccination at any time.

How your privacy is protected

The Government of Canada Vaccine Attestation Tracking System (GC-VATS) is an application for use by departments and agencies in the Core Public Administration including the RCMP.

It facilitates the collection and retention of employees’ vaccination status and enables departments and agencies to report vaccination rates.

All personal information from public servants is collected in accordance with the Privacy Act and associated Government of Canada policy instruments.

Information about accommodation measures for individual cases is limited to a need-to-know basis.

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