Ontario Vaccine Certificates With A QR Code Are Available Today For Everyone To Download

Ontario's enhanced vaccine certificates with scannable QR codes are available for any vaccinated individual to download starting on Monday.

The new vaccine certificates were released for download on October 15. However, only a select group of individuals were able to access them based on their birthdate over three days.

The Ontario government spread out the download in order to "ensure a smooth user experience," according to the Ontario Government website.

However, as of 6 a.m. this morning, regardless of your birthday, you can download your vaccine certificate, which pairs with the Verify Ontario app.

To download your certificate, all you need is your green photo health card and to head over to the provincial booking portal.

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Ford says the variant is cause for "concern" but not "panic."

Premier Doug Ford said the Omicron variant is not a cause for "panic" during a press conference on Wednesday.

Ford stopped during his press conference for a multi-billion dollar hospital project to address the Omicron variant in the province, saying "the discovery of the variant here in Ontario is cause for concern, but it's not cause for panic."

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This has happened at both land and air ports of entry in Canada.

According to data from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), it turns out that travellers are trying to circumvent the federal government's rules by showing fake travel documents to get into the country.

In a statement shared with Narcity, CBSA revealed that there have been hundreds of cases where people were caught trying to enter Canada at both land and air borders with suspected fake or fraudulent COVID-19 test results and proof of vaccine certificates.

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The federal government is reminding fully vaccinated travellers that they need “more than just a QR code” to enter the country, as per Canada’s travel restrictions.

In a notice shared on November 29, the Public Health Agency of Canada explained that passengers must share their proof of COVID-19 vaccination via ArriveCAN — the official Government of Canada platform.

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