An eligible worker under Phase Two of the wage supplement program, is a worker who is:
1. Employed by a:
- Personal care home licensed pursuant to The Personal Care Homes Act; or
- Special-care home designated pursuant to The Provincial Health Authority Act; or
- Integrated health care facility (facility that includes a designated Special-care home along with acute care and/or health centre services within the same facility).
2. A home care worker providing care to seniors in their homes.
Note: There is no income criteria for eligibility.
These facilities are impacted by the suspension on visitation effective November 20, 2020, for long-term care facilities and personal care homes, and are therefore included in Phase Two. Other facility types, while providing valuable assistance to citizens through the COVID-19 pandemic, are not included in this phase.
Acute care facilities such as hospitals which provide access to acute short-term care services such as emergency, ambulatory care, diagnostic services, inpatient and outpatient care, critical care, and surgical care operated by the Provincial Health Authority or its affiliates as defined in The Provincial Health Authority Act, are not eligible facilities.
Eligible essential care facilities are listed alphabetically in the online application form (see drop-down menus under each eligible facility type).
The benefit will be provided to full-time, part-time and casual workers, and includes anyone employed by the facility, such as care workers, cooks, housekeepers, janitors, administrative staff, etc., but does not include third-party contract service providers working in the facilities.
Residents of Alberta or Manitoba who meet the criteria and are employed by an eligible essential care facility in Saskatchewan, or Lloydminster, AB, or Flin Flon, MB, are eligible to apply.