Proof of Vaccination – QR Code & Certificate

by Nathan Couvillon

Updated Jan 7th, 2022:

  • Effective January 4, 2022
  • QR code will be required for certain businesses and organizations
  • Vaccine receipts without a QR code will no longer be accepted

Proof of Vaccination – QR Code

Proof of Vaccination QR Code – Businesses

Ontario’s official mobile application for businesses to scan COVID-19 proof of vaccination at entry.

Proof of Vaccination QR Code – Individuals

Proof of Vaccination – Vaccinated in Ontario

(if they registered with a Health Card #)


Proof of Vaccination for Those Without Health Card Numbers

(pop up clinic or lack of documentation)

The following link can be used to schedule an appointment to have your receipt printed if you do not have a healthcard or did not provide your healthcard number. If you require assistance please call 226-773-2200.

You will need to bring two (2) of the following pieces of identification to your appointment:

  • Government issued photo identification (e.g., drivers license, health card, passport)
  • Birth certificate
  • Citizenship card
  • A piece of mail with your name and address
  • A letter from your employer verifying your name

Proof of Vaccination – Out of Province

(Received doses out of province)

You can register your vaccination using this website:

Proof of Vaccination – Certificate

  • Delta, Lambda, & Mu variants
  • Increased infection rates
  • Higher risk of transmission
  • Enhanced protection for those fully vaccinated
  • Keep businesses open
  • Foundation capability
When and How?
Who? (non-essential services)
  • Higher risk indoor public settings
  • Restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor areas)
  • Nightclubs (including outdoor areas)
  • Meeting and event spaces (banquet halls conference centres)
  • Sports and fitness facilities
  • Sporting events
  • Casinos, bingos and gaming establishments
  • Concerts, music festivals, theatres and cinemas
  • Racing venues
  • Currently – paper, digital, laminated with ID
  • October 22 – new app that allows you to display a QR code
  • New process being established for those that have no email or health card
  • Enhanced vaccination certificate through QR code will be scanned
  • Aimed at protecting privacy
  • Avoids retention of information
  • Access to medical care, food, basic medical supplies or essentials
  • Voting
  • Short exemption window provided to allow for vaccinations (i.e. indoor funerals / weddings)
  • Limited medical exemptions
  • Under age of 12
  • Accessing a washroom
  • Paying for an order
  • Picking up or placing an order

Negative COVID test or recent infection does NOT preclude you from providing proof.

  • Reasonable or Unreasonable Request by an employer / service provider
  • Not required in office settings
  • Policy recommended

For more information on proof of vaccination requirements:

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