Proof of Vaccination Requirements by Province

As COVID-19-related restrictions continue to evolve, Retail Council of Canada is committed to supporting the retail community in another transitionary time. Below, find each province’s current approach to proof of vaccination requirements.

Only provinces that have officially announced a proof of vaccination system are on this list. Currently, there are no proof of vaccination requirements in Northwest Territories or Nunavut.

RCC will continue to monitor and update this page as provincial frameworks are announced and changed.

Updated March 11, 2022

As of April 8, 2021, the proof of vaccination requirement has ended.

In B.C., businesses are required to use the BC Vaccine Card Verifier app to scan the QR code. 

Settings that require proof of vaccination:

  • Licensed restaurants and cafes and restaurants and cafes that offer table service (indoor and patio dining).
  • Pubs, bars and lounges (indoor and patio dining)
  • Nightclubs, casinos and movie theatres
  • Gyms, exercise/dance facilities/studios and these activities happening in recreation facilities
  • Indoor events with more than 50 people (trade fairs, weddings, sporting events, etc.)
  • Businesses offering indoor fitness/exercise classes

Settings that do not require proof of vaccination:

  • Retail and clothing stores.  Licensed areas with table service inside stores require proof of vaccination.
  • Unlicensed restaurants that don’t offer table service (Fast food, coffee shops, food courts, food trucks and takeout)

Learn more.

Updated February 9, 2022

Alberta has ended its proof of vaccination requirement.

Updated February 28, 2022

Saskatchewan has ended its Proof of Vaccination program.

Updated March 1, 2022

As of March 1, Manitoba no longer has a proof of vaccination requirement as part of its Health Orders.

Updated March 1, 2022

Effective March 1, 2022 Ontario no longer requires businesses and organizations to check for proof of vaccination.

Updated March 12, 2022

Since March 12, 2022, the vaccination passport is no longer required in Quebec.

Updated on February 28, 2022

Effective Monday, February 28, 2022, organizations and businesses were no longer be required to enforce proof of vaccination for entry in New Brunswick

Updated February 28, 2022

As of February 28, 2022, proof of full vaccination is no longer required for Nova Scotian businesses.

Updated on March 14, 2022

Effective March 14, 2022, businesses and organizations are no longer required to check a person’s COVID-19 vaccination record for access to their venue or space. However, the province’s COVID-19 Vaccine Regulations may still apply to workers. Learn more about that program here.

Updated on February 28, 2022

As of February 28, 2022, the PEI Vax Pass Program has been discontinued. Prince Edward Island no longer requires patrons to provide proof of vaccination to access certain discretionary businesses and events within the province.

Updated April 5, 2022

Yukon businesses can request that people show proof of vaccination to enter spaces, though its optional. More info can be found here.