New Vaccine Passport in Canada

Canada has announced that they will introduce a vaccine passport starting in September 2021.

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said that he is working with provinces in Canada to collect data on vaccines.

Vaccine Passport in Canada

The vaccine passport will include information whether you have received 2 doses of the vaccine, where you have received it, and on what date.

Most likely this vaccine passport will be launched around September / October 2021.

Some Twitter users were not so crazy about the idea of vaccine passport in Canada

Federal government will work with the provinces to collect the data. Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, has discussed the vaccine passport in Canada with Premiers nationwide, and they were all supportive of this initiative. You can also download a Covid19 vaccine app from the federal government’s website.

Feds will need to get all the data from the provinces and integrate it in their federal program. Feds have also indicated that provinces could use this passport as a domestic way to proof of vaccination.

Quebec has announced that they will require vaccine identification to access businesses such as gyms and restaurants. Provinces like Alberta and Ontario were 100% against the idea.

We’ve been very clear from the beginning that we will not facilitate or accept vaccine passports.

I believe they would in principle contravene the Health Information Act and also possibly the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Jason Kenney

Alberta Premier

Trudeau has said that it is up to provinces to integrate their vaccine passports if they so choose. He said he is happy with Quebec proceeding with an internal vaccine passport, but he said it was up to Alberta to make their own decision. He said that different provinces will be doing different things.

300 New Technology Jobs In Calgary

Royal Bank, RBC, is adding 300 new technology jobs in Calgary by creating a new innovation hub.

Calgary Innovation Hub, is set to be operational by September 2021, and the tech jobs in Calgary they are looking to fill are already posted on their website.

New Technology Jobs in Calgary Over 3 Years

According to their website, RBC will be hiring for technology roles over the next three years in high-demand areas such as artificial intelligence, data engineering, full stack agile software delivery, site reliability engineering, machine learning, data analytics and more.

Jeff Boyd, RBC regional president for Alberta and the Territories, that they love Calgary due to their amazing post secondary education facilities, and Calgary rapid tech hub growth.

In a recent report by CBRE, Calgary jumped six spots down to 28th spot of fastest growing IT markets.

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Calgary is moving up – fastest growth IT sector

Calgary tech work force has also added 18% IT workers and now is closer to 50,000 with an average salary of around $96,000.

This news comes among many other IT companies opening big hubs and hiring for technology jobs in Calgary.