The provincial government is allowing more people to apply for a program designed to help employees working with vulnerable people during COVID-19.
At the start of the pandemic, the province announced a $400 per month wage top-up for workers in seniors’ facilities, licensed daycares and shelters.
Originally, the program would only provide the money if workers earned less than $2,500 per month and less than $24 per hour. The government later removed the income threshold for workers at certain facilities.
On Thursday, it removed the threshold for workers at integrated care facilities that provide both short-term and long-term health care.
“Our government wants to ensure that through this program we are helping workers who are caring for some of our most vulnerable,” said Finance Minister Donna Harpauer in a news release Thursday.
“Often, family members help support their loved ones in long-term care in these facilities, but visitation restrictions due