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Key Points

  • Canada will standardize current vaccine certificates issued in its provinces and territories


On October 21, 2021, the Canadian government announced the country’s plan for standardized provincial vaccine certificates. Under these new regulations, a standardized form will be issued with a QR code that provides information on the holder’s vaccination status under these new regulations. The form will include the individual’s name, date of birth, and COVID-19 vaccination history, including date of vaccination and vaccine name. Currently, Canadian citizens in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, or the Yukon can download proof of vaccination from the Health Ministry’s website. Both a digital and paper copy can be used by travelers.

What’s Changed?

This change will mean that all proof of vaccination issued in Canada contains a Canadian wordmark and will ensure that vaccination certificates issued in Canada are more trusted by governments abroad.

Looking Ahead

More provinces are expected to standardize vaccine certificates in the coming weeks. Check here for updates on each province.

Sources: Government of Canada

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