More workers at Saskatchewan health-care facilities are now eligible for the province’s temporary wage supplement program.
The program was introduced in April to provide financial support to some workers helping vulnerable citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.
The government said Thursday it now includes include all workers, regardless of income level, at integrated health-care facilities that provide both short-term and long-term health care.
When the program was first announced, it was limited to eligible workers who had a gross monthly salary of less than $2,500 from all sources and earned less than $24 an hour.
The province said that the income threshold has been lifted, as it was when the program was modified in June for workers at licensed personal care homes and special care homes.
“Our government wants to ensure that through this program