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What is the status of the federal government’s mandatory vaccination policy?

The Government of Canada’s mandatory vaccination policy came into effect on October 6th 2021, mandating Covid-19 vaccinations for all employees in federally regulated workplaces, including AJC members, regardless of whether they work onsite, remotely, or telework. 

Federal public service employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Friday, October 29, 2021. 

Those who are unable to provide a signed attestation of vaccination and/or who do not obtain an accommodation on or before the attestation deadline, will be placed on leave without pay two weeks after the attestation deadline.

Members requesting accommodation or returning from a leave of absence after October 15, 2021 have a revised attestation deadline of 2 weeks after the manager’s decision that the duty to accommodate does not apply or 2 weeks after their return from leave, as the case may be.