Two of Canada’s largest general contractors, EllisDon and PCL Construction, have announced they are implementing vaccination verification requirements at their workplaces.

EllisDon and PCL will require Canadian employees working at any jobsite to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 1, 2021. As of this date, testing will not be offered as an alternative to full immunization, stated a September 14 release.

Any employee may request an exemption to the vaccination verification requirement due to proven medical condition(s) and other applicable human rights grounds.

EllisDon and PCL will continue to comply with existing protocols and rules with respect to physical distancing, masking, screening, rapid testing, personal protective equipment and any other measures intended to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, stated the release.

Local 793 Labour Relations Manager Melissa Atkins-Mahaney discusses why mandatory vaccination policies are here to stay in the Fall 2021 Labour Relations Report (see link below).

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Local 793 Labour Relations Report: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies are here to stay: