Government officials say they will continue to work with the industry and take an education-first approach until Jan.15, 2022 when the border vaccination mandate comes into force  -  Photo: Jim Park

Government officials say they will continue to work with the industry and take an education-first approach until Jan.15, 2022 when the border vaccination mandate comes into force

Photo: Jim Park

With proof of vaccination now required for all travelers through the ArriveCan app, the Canadian government is reminding all cross-border commercial truck drivers that the submission of ArriveCan data remains a mandatory pre-arrival requirement.

Government officials say they will continue to work with the industry and take an education-first approach until Jan.15, 2022 when the border vaccination mandate comes into force.

The federal government has indicated that truck drivers who have not submitted their information via ArriveCan prior to reaching the border will have it collected at PIL. Failure to submit info via ArriveCan may result in enforcement action.

Border and public health officials will continue to emphasize to truck drivers that they are required to submit their information through the electronic platform to avoid delays at the border and potential penalties.          

The Canadian government has also indicated that individuals must provide their vaccination status in ArriveCan even if they are currently allowed to enter Canada as unvaccinated until Jan. 15, 2021.

Drivers that are using a reusable receipt must download the latest version of ArriveCan or sign into the web version after Nov. 30 to re-submit their information and get a new receipt that can be used for future trips.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has worked with the Canadian government on developing new features to make the platform more user friendly for the industry over the last several months.

 ArriveCan now includes a new feature to assist truck drivers in meeting the requirement to submit their information into ArriveCan. Truck drivers can voluntarily create a traveler profile so that they are not required to enter the information every time they enter Canada. 

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