The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will lift its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy on Nov. 27. While COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required for TTC employees, the TTC is updating its Conditions of Employment Policy to include compliance with policies of this nature in the future if required.
The TTC introduced its vaccine mandate in September 2021 after consulting with public health officials and following the best available science at the time. The policy ensured employee illnesses were kept to a bare minimum and allowed the TTC to continue delivering its essential service throughout the pandemic, according to the agency.
Eligible employees whose employment was terminated as a result of the policy will be offered the opportunity to be reinstated by the TTC. They will not be eligible for back pay but their seniority will be preserved.
To date, almost 15,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered on TTC properties. The TTC is still encouraging all its employees to stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.