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Canadian Town Requires Proof of COVID-19 Jab For Marriage Licenses & Ceremonies



You found the person of your dreams and want to tie the knot.

Much work goes into preparing a wedding ceremony to celebrate your commitment with your loved ones.

But for one Canadian town, there’s another thing you must do for your wedding check list.

Get an experimental COVID-19 injection.

The southern Ontario town of Oakville recently made proof of COVID-19 injection a requirement to make new appointments for marriage licenses and ceremonies.

That sounds too ridiculous to be true, right?

But a brief search on the town’s website pulls up the policy:


Starting September 22, 2021, the Town of Oakville will require anyone 12 years of age or older to provide proof of identification and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (or medical exemption) prior to entering or accessing any of following:

  • Indoor use of recreation and culture facilities, including arenas, community centres, pools, senior centres, the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, and Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate
  • ServiceOakville counter at Town Hall
  • Any new appointments for marriage licences and ceremonies.  (Appointments for marriage licenses and ceremonies that have already been pre-booked do not require proof of full vaccination.) Ceremonies will be held inside town hall as of November 4, 2021.

The town’s requirements exceed the province’s proof of vaccination regulations in an effort to provide added protection to our community and town staff from COVID-19. Read our Town of Oakville’s news release to learn more.

Moving forward, you’re considered “unclean” to get married in Oakville while unvaccinated.

You must search elsewhere to get married to the love of your life.


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