KPMG in Canada remains committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of their team, clients, and communities first by mandating that all Partners, employees, contractors, and guests requiring access to a KPMG office will need to be fully vaccinated. In addition, all KPMG Partners and team members going to a client site or off-site location on KPMG business will also need to be fully vaccinated. This policy takes effect on October 1, 2021. Accommodations will be made for anyone who is unable to be vaccinated for reasons related to protected grounds under human rights legislation.
"We continue to see increasing COVID-19 cases across Canada and with the landscape rapidly evolving, our top priority continues to be the safety and well-being of our people, our clients, and our communities," says Elio Luongo, Chief Executive, KPMG in Canada.
The decision to implement a new vaccine policy was in part based on a recent internal survey of KPMG's approximately 8,000 employees in Canada. The survey found that 92 per cent of respondents indicated that they are vaccinated and 77 per cent said they would be "more comfortable" if a vaccine policy was put in place.
KPMG, which shifted quickly to remote work in mid-March 2020, is taking a measured and phased approach to returning to its offices across Canada, subject to guidance and direction from applicable levels of government and Public Health Authorities. The firm has also embraced new ways of working, offering employees the flexibility to work where they are the most productive and effective in meeting client, business, and team needs.
About KPMG in Canada
KPMG LLP, a limited liability partnership, is a full-service Audit, Tax and Advisory firm owned and operated by Canadians. For over 150 years, our professionals have provided consulting, accounting, auditing, and tax services to Canadians, inspiring confidence, empowering change, and driving innovation. Guided by our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Courage, Together, For Better, KPMG employs nearly 8,000 people in over 40 locations across Canada, serving private- and public-sector clients. KPMG is consistently ranked one of Canada's top employers and one of the best places to work in the country.
The firm is established under the laws of Ontario and is a member of KPMG's global organization of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a private English company limited by guarantee. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. For more information, see home.kpmg/ca.
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