Air Canada has introduced a new mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees and new hires, following a recent announcement from the federal government.
The Government of Canada now requires that employees in federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors be fully vaccinated.
In a statement on Wednesday, Air Canada says their new health and safety policy aims to further protect employees and customers.
According to the policy, all employees of the airline must be fully vaccinated and report their vaccination status by October 30th, 2021.
Providing proof of full vaccination status will also be a condition of employment for new hires of Air Canada.
Testing will not be offered as an alternative.
Air Canada added that they will accommodate employees who, for valid reasons such as medical conditions, cannot be vaccinated.
Employees who are not exempt and fail to be fully vaccinated before the deadline could face consequences up to and including unpaid leave or termination.
Additional information on Air Canada’s programs and policies is available online at Air Canada’s Travel Ready Hub.