Canadian Manufacturing

EllisDon and PCL implement Canadian vaccination verification requirements

Both companies will require Canadian employees working at any location on company business to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Nov. 1, 2021.

September 14, 2021  by CM Staff

EllisDon and PCL Construction, said to be Canada’s largest general contractors, are implementing vaccination verification requirements.

Both companies will require Canadian employees working at any location on company business to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Nov. 1, 2021. As of this date, the firms said in a Sept. 14 news release, testing will not be offered as an alternative to full immunization.

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

“PCL has instituted strict safety protocols throughout the pandemic, and this vaccination requirement is the next step in our ongoing commitment to keeping employees, clients, business partners and our communities safe,” said PCL’s president and CEO, Dave Filipchuk. “We are especially pleased to participate in this initiative with EllisDon a respected industry peer.”

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Both companies say they 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.