On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for public servants. Along with other separate agencies, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) was instructed to comply with this policy via a letter from the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development on October 25, 2021.
As a result, the NRC has closely replicated the policy and established our own framework and processes for implementation in our workplace. We have also developed requirements for contractors, tenants and collaborators who require access to NRC worksites.
The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the NRC is in effect as of Monday, November 8, 2021.
The NRC's policy applies to continuing employees, term and short term employees, supplementary workers, students, non-salaried workers (volunteer visitors and independent visitors including visiting scientists and post-doctoral fellows working in NRC buildings) and those on secondment or interchange.