Am I eligible for the wage top-up for low wage workers? Didn't the government recently expand that program?

Am I eligible for the wage top-up for low wage workers? Didn't the government recently expand that program?

Answer

It's complicated. Under the original version of the Saskatchewan Temporary Wage Supplement Program (launched in mid-May) you could get an extra $400/week for up to 4 weeks, if all of the following applied to you:

  1. Your wage is less than $24/hour
  2. Your monthly income is less than $2500
  3. You work in a listed "essential care facility". This list included care homes, group homes, and day cares, but not hospitals (except for "integrated hospitals").

The program was changed in mid-June, so that all care-home workers can get the supplement, whatever their wage or income. However, workers in group homes, integrated hospitals, and home care are still subject to the wage and income limits, and hospital workers can't get the benefit at all.  You can find more information here on the Government of Saskatchewan page.