British Columbia Vaccine Passport:
Government of British Columbia (B.C.) announced on August 23 that starting Sept. 13, 2021, vaccine passport will be required in B.C. for people attending certain social, recreational settings, and events.
As of September 13, one dose of vaccine will be required for entry to these settings. By October 24, entry to these settings will require people to be fully vaccinated at least seven days after receiving both doses.
To enter certain spaces, including indoor ticketed sporting events, indoor and patio dining in restaurants, fitness centers, casinos and indoor organized events, like conferences and weddings, people aged 12 and older will be required to show their proof of vaccination.
Vaccine card can be printed or downloaded on mobile phones. Click here to download or print your vaccination proof.
On September 14, Alberta government announced that starting on September 16, Albertans will be able to print a copy of their card-sized COVID-19 proof of vaccination or show it on their phone or tablet. Work is also underway to make proof of vaccination available through a QR code. The QR code is expected to be available in the coming weeks.
Alberta announced new restrictions on restaurants, indoor gatherings, weddings and funerals, retail, entertainment venues, and indoor sport and fitness beginning September 20. However, businesses or event organizers that check patrons for government-issued proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test will be exempt from new restrictions.
To facilitate verifiable proof of vaccination, Saskatchewan’s vaccination record will be launched on the week of September 20.
Implementation of the proof of vaccination requirement on October 1 will enable residents and facilities required to obtain proof of vaccination to download and become familiar with the provincial proof of vaccination verification platform.
Proof of vaccination will apply to nightclubs, bars, casinos, movie theatres, museums, indoor dining at restaurants and sporting events. It won’t be required for civil services, retail or grocery stores, places of worship, at hotels or at non-ticketed amateur sporting events. Those who are not vaccinated can also show a negative COVID-19 test.
Manitoba has been providing vaccination proof in the form of card and digitally since June. Recently, the province announced that only people having proof of vaccination can enjoy certain events and leisure activities. These include all the indoor and outdoor ticketed sporting events and concerts; indoor theatres and cinemas; restaurants including patios, nightclubs, gyms and casinos.
On September 1, Ontario announced that people will require to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021. As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities.
After October 22, residents will receive a QR code that will serve as proof of vaccination, which businesses can scan using a government app.
This new requirement starting September 22 will apply to Restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor patios, as well as delivery and takeout), Nightclubs (including outdoor areas of the establishment), Meeting and event spaces such as banquet halls and conference/convention centers, Facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities with the exception of youth recreational sport, Sporting events, Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments, Concerts, music festivals, theatres and cinemas, Strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs, Racing venues (e.g., horse racing)
Proof of vaccination will not be required to access services including retail stores and hair salons.
Quebec launched its vaccine passport on September 1 and there is a full list of places where it will be required. The vaccination passport is required for everyone age 13 and older in the following places:
- Sports and physical activities
- Outdoor events and festivals
- Performance venues, cinemas, sports venues
- Bars and restaurants
- Arcades, theme parks, amusement parks and centres, recreation centres, and water parks
- Other areas and locations
You can show proof in one of three ways:
On September 15, Premier New Brunswick, Blaine Higgs announced that starting Sept. 22, proof of COVID-19 vaccination and government-issued ID will be required by residents aged 12 and older to access certain businesses and events. These include events and businesses like indoor festivals and sporting events, indoor and outdoor dining and drinking at restaurants and bars, movie theatres, gyms, and indoor recreation facilities.
Accepted proof of vaccination:
- MyHealthNB record
- Immunization record from an RHA clinic, pharmacy, or Public Health
- Photo or copy of an immunization record
- Proof of Vaccination from another jurisdiction
- Medical exemption certificate
Nova Scotia announced that starting October 4th 2021, if you’re 12 and older you need proof of full vaccination to participate in most events and activities that bring groups of people together like restaurants, gyms, movies and performances. Proof of vaccination isn’t required for children 11 and younger (they can attend events and activities with a fully vaccinated adult).
For detailed information on proof of vaccination in Nova Scotia, click here.
Newfoundland and Labrador
In the latest tweet by premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, vaccine passports will become mandatory for non-essential, recreational activities. More details will be announced soon. The province already allows residents to download proof of their COVID-19 vaccination online.
Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador can download their proof of vaccination here.
You can also submit out-of-province or country vaccine record here.
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island requires travelers or residents returning from another province to register using the PEI Pass. This pass exempts travelers from isolating in the province.
Here is how you can apply for PEI pass.
Yukon offers proof of COVID-19 vaccination to be sent to the residents:
- electronically on your screen;
- by email; or
- by mail.
Residents of Northwest Territories can request their vaccination records, but the territory declined creating a vaccine passport system.
Nunavut is relying on federal government’s requirements on vaccine passport, but denied use of its own vaccine passport system.