On April 30, 2020 the government of Saskatchewan announced a $400 per month temporary wage supplement to help workers providing support to vulnerable citizens through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $400 flat rate benefit will be available for up to sixteen weeks, between March 4, 2020 and July 4, 2020, for each eligible worker. The supplement will be cost-shared with the Federal Government at an estimated total cost of $56 million.

To be eligible for the new supplement, the worker must earn less than $2,500 a month and be employed at one of the following:

  • Senior care facilities, including private care homes and home care;
  • Licensed childcare facilities;
  • Group homes run by community-based organizations; or
  • Emergency shelters.

Full-time and part-time caregivers, cooks and cleaners , employed at facilities which meet the specified criteria will be eligible for the temporary wage supplement.