As the COVID-19 vaccination becomes more widely available to Canadians, can it be made mandatory? Both the federal and provincial governments have so far maintained the message that they will not make the vaccine mandatory for the general public. But what are the rights of employers and employees with respect to mandating policies in the workplace? Our network of firms across Canada has considered these issues.

There is currently no vaccination being publicly mandated by the government of Canada for COVID-19 and it is not anticipated that there will be one mandated by the provinces. This leaves the decision to create a mandatory vaccination policy directly within the power of each employer.

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