The government of Saskatchewan has introduced a $400 per month temporary wage supplement for lower-income essential workers at senior-care, group homes, childcare facilities, and emergency and transition shelters.
The new wage supplement will be cost-shared with the federal government at an estimated total cost of about $56 million.
What is Temporary Wage Supplement and Who is Eligible
A flat $400 per month benefit for up to 16 weeks (March 15 to July 4) for each eligible worker.
Essential workers such as caregivers, cooks and cleaners, both full-time and part-time, at these facilities are eligible.
Workers will be eligible for the new supplement if they earn less than $2,500 per month and are employed at:
- senior-care facilities, including private care homes and home care;
- licenced childcare facilities;
- group homes run by community-based organizations; and
- emergency shelters and transition shelters.
How to Apply:
The application process for the supplement will be outlined in the coming days.
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