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Canada’s Big Five Banks to Require Staff Entering Premises to Be Vaccinatedon August 21, 2021 at 6:57 am

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TORONTO—Canada’s five biggest banks are mandating that employees working from their offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall, taking a firmer stance than some of their U.S. counterparts and some other Canadian companies. Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) will all require staff to show proof of vaccination to enter their premises, they said in internal memos seen by Reuters. RBC, TD, BMO, and CIBC require employees to be fully vaccinated by the end of October, the banks told employees on Thursday and Friday. Scotiabank has not set a date yet, but it is “moving in the direction of making vaccinations mandatory” for all employees and contractors based in Canada later in the fall, according to an internal note sent to employees on Friday. The Canadian banks’ moves come on …

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