Enhanced COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate and
Verify Ontario App Available for Download

The Ontario government is making the enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code and the free, made-in Ontario verification app, Verify Ontario, available for download. These tools will make it easier, more secure and convenient for individuals to provide proof of vaccination where required to do so, and for businesses and organizations to verify vaccine certificates while protecting people’s privacy.

Verify Ontario App
Businesses and organizations can now download the free Verify Ontario app from the Apple App and Google Play stores. The Verify Ontario app for businesses can be used without an internet connection, but like any app it will need to connect to the internet periodically to keep it up to date. The app never stores personal information and only shows the minimum amount of information necessary to confirm vaccination

Verify Ontario will only scan and read official, government issued QR codes, such as Ontario’s vaccine certificate and those SMART Health Codes from other provinces including Quebec, British Columbia and Yukon Territory.

Enhanced Vaccine Certificates
Enhanced vaccine certificates with official QR codes will be made available for download from the COVID-19 vaccination portal over three days based on birth month:

  • October 15: Individuals born between January and April
  • October 16: Individuals born between May and August
  • October 17: Individuals born between September to December
  • October 18: Portal will open for all Ontarians regardless of birth month

Individuals can also call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have their enhanced vaccine certificate emailed or mailed to them. People can save the electronic version of their vaccine certificate with a QR code to their phone or print a paper copy. Businesses must accept both electronic and paper versions. Ontarians will need to continue to show a piece of identification with their name and date of birth along with their proof of vaccination.

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