Some banks in Canada have mandated their staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to returning to their respective office premises.

These banks include Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Dominion Bank (TD), Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).

In the internal memos, the Canadian banks have required their employees to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to make entry into their premises, reported Reuters.

BMO has urged its employees and contractors to complete a new vaccine status survey by 8 September , while TD mandated its employees to register their vaccination status by 30 September.

RBC also asked its employees in Canada and US to get vaccinated against Covid-19. This would be extended to its staff elsewhere at a later stage.

Without disclosing a deadline, Scotiabank said its staff is required to provide their vaccination status.

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CIBC human resources chief Sandy Sharman was cited by Reuters as saying in an internal blog that its staff who are already on site can continue to work as they have, but “if you haven’t been vaccinated and are able, now is the time.”

The latest move by the banks follows the Canadian government’s order issued last week mandating Covid-19 vaccination for federal public servants.