Letter to the SK Temp. Wage Supplement Program

Letter to the SK Temp. Wage Supplement Program

Answer

The newly expanded Form B eligibility criteria still do not address several facilities, including, but not limited to Saskatoon City Hospital, Saskatoon St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon Royal University Hospital, Regina Pasqua and General Hospitals, and my place of employment, Saskatoon Home Care, based in the Idylwyld Centre, where I am employed as a CCA working in the community, in private homes, long term care, and assisted living facilities.

By omitting these facilities/employers, you have effectively denied the majority of the front line workers in Saskatoon and the acute care facilities in Regina from accessing this benefit, as most of them will not qualify under the present income criteria of Form A either. I trust this was an omission by mistake, and not intent, and ask that the discrepancy be corrected quickly, before the deadline date or even the eligibility time frame.

Russ Ebenal