Information for Concordians on the Quebec COVID-19 vaccination program.
Last updated: September 15, 2021, 10:13 a.m.
Quebec’s vaccine passport is in effect. It limits access to certain non-essential services to those who can show Quebec-issued proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
If you were vaccinated outside Quebec, you can get your vaccine registered with the Quebec Vaccine Registry to start using the vaccine passport.
We encourage you to go to a public vaccination clinic like the Décarie Square Vaccination Clinic (6900 Décarie Boulevard) to register your vaccine with the Quebec Vaccination Registry.
You don't need an appointment, but you can book one at clicsante.ca. Choose COVID-19 vaccine troubleshooting.
Bring these documents with you:
- Hard-copy proof of your vaccine(s) administered outside Quebec
- Government-issued identification (e.g. passport or study permit)
You'll need to know your Montreal address (proof not required).
It may take a few hours to get your QR code so you can start using the VaxiCode app.
The government requires a vaccine passport for activities and in locations not directly linked to the university’s academic, research and institutional work. Examples include:
- Seated dining spaces, including bars, fast food locations and residence cafeterias;
- Sports, recreational activities and related events;
- Outdoor events and gatherings of more than 50 people;
- Social events like “frosh” activities, student clubs, department or unit social gatherings, or others activities where attendance is not required for work or credit; and
- Cinemas, performing arts venues and the chapel (unless used for activities where no vaccine passport is required).
- Classes, labs, studios or other course-related places and activities;
- University business, including department meetings, training sessions and other activities essential to teaching, research and administration;
- Art galleries; and
According to government guidelines you do.
Representatives of a unit, department, student group or event are expected to check that participants have a Quebec-certified vaccine passport. VaxiCode is the free application for download deployed by the government which allows people to verify the vaccination status of customers and event participants.
If you are already in Canada and you hold a valid Quebec health insurance card, please make sure to have it with you when booking your appointment and bring it it your appointment, along with your passport and study permit. You must wait until your age group's turn to schedule an appointment. When it is your turn:
- Go to clicsante.ca
- Select a service: COVID-19 vaccine
- Enter your postal code
- Select a government supervised vaccination site (this excludes pharmacies such as Jean-Coutu, Access Pharma from Walmart, etc.).
You can then select a location where to get vaccinated, as well as a day and time. When registering, skip the question asking for your Quebec health insurance card number BUT DO check the box saying “I will bring a proper ID document with me to the appointment.” Questions? Please visit the Government of Quebec site.
If you are arriving in Canada by air, Accueil Plus is a free service offered each year to new international students who arrive at Montréal-Trudeau Airport to study at a post-secondary institution in Quebec. The team can help you register your COVID-19 vaccination shots (if received outside of Quebec) and/or help you book your COVID-19 vaccine in Quebec, if required. You don't need to register ahead of time but it's recommended. Register with Acceuil Plus
The university will continue to work closely with public health authorities and comply fully with all health guidelines.
The current protocol limits testing to those government-designated centres listed on Montreal’s public health website. If public health authorities ask universities to open additional testing clinics on their campuses, Concordia will certainly assess whether this is feasible.
Concordia’s return to campus is being planned with strict adherence to Quebec’s public health guidelines. When on campus, students will have access to many health and wellness resources. Anyone aged 12 and older age is eligible to be vaccinated for free in Quebec. Questions? Please visit the Government of Quebec site.
A COVID-19 vaccination passport system is in effect in Quebec. In compliance with government guidelines, the vaccination passport is applied to some activities in residence, including the dining hall and all events and activities. Entry into residence and use of common areas and outdoor spaces are exempt.
Find more information on vaccinations on the COVID-19 FAQ for international students.
Instructions on how to download the vaccination passport on your phone are available online.
- If you were vaccinated outside of Quebec with a Health-Canada-approved vaccine, use the vaccination registry process before September 15, prior to downloading the vaccination passport.
- If you were vaccinated in Quebec, download digital proof of your vaccination or the VaxiCode application via the Apple Store or Google Store.
What does not require the vaccination passport?
- Entry into residence
- Use of common rooms & kitchenettes
- Use of bathrooms and laundry rooms
- Use of outdoor spaces
No. Because educational activities don’t require a vaccination passport under government guideline, students do not need to disclose their status to attend a class, lab, studio or other academic event.
No. Because work-related activities don’t require a vaccination passport under government guidelines, employees do not need to disclose their status.