Information for businesses and organizations about vaccine certificates

Learn about the support that is provided to businesses who would like to continue to require proof of vaccination.

Overview

Ontario no longer requires businesses and organizations to check proof of vaccination to enter settings.

Some businesses and organizations may choose to require proof of vaccination upon entry.

All requirements or policies must comply with all applicable privacy laws, including the Ontario Human Rights Code. Businesses or organizations considering creating their own additional requirements may wish to consult a lawyer.

About proof of vaccination

Ontarians who are vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine can download a vaccine certificate with QR code. A vaccine certificate can serve as:

  • a personal health record
  • proof of vaccination when entering businesses and organizations that choose to require proof of vaccination or when traveling within Canada and abroad

About the Verify Ontario app

Businesses and organizations that choose to employ their own proof of vaccination policy may wish to check for proof of vaccination by using the Verify Ontario app.

This app was made in Ontario and designed to protect people’s privacy. It provides businesses and organizations with a fast, easy and secure way to check proof of vaccination.

The Verify Ontario app:

Get support

You can contact the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre by telephone at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired: 1-866-797-0007).

The contact centre is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week, and can provide assistance in 300 languages.

You can submit your questions online to the Ministry of Health.