Canada Goose Inc. is the latest employer to provide employees with paid leave to receive a coronavirus vaccine.
The clothing manufacturer, which is headquartered in Toronto with offices and factories across North America and stores around the world, is offering all its staff up to four hours paid leave to get vaccinated, as well as the opportunity to have vaccine-related queries addressed by a medical professional, according to a press release.
“I believe that as vaccinations ramp up and as global supply continues to increase, we’ve entered a new, hopeful phase in our global fight against [the coronavirus],” said Dani Reiss, president and chief executive officer of Canada Goose, in the release. “As a leader in the Canadian manufacturing industry and employer of thousands in Canada and around the world, I’m proud to do our part to ensure that all Canada Goose employees have equitable and informed access to vaccines.”
Canada Goose is among several North American-headquartered companies to recently offer paid leave or bonuses for vaccinations. Other companies include Bridgestone Corp., Dollar General Corp., Instacart, Trader Joe’s and Urban Nature Store.