Great news, the Province recently announced that over 158,000 PSWs and direct support workers will receive $2-$3/hour wage enhancements until June 30, 2021. At PHS, we value the contribution that these frontline heroes make in a variety of healthcare settings. We connect PSWs with facilities and organizations where they play a crucial role in caring for our community. This additional support from the Province provides a much-deserved boost.
The province has been providing a temporary wage increase since October 1, 2020 to over 158,000 workers who deliver publicly funded personal support services, including:
- $3 per hour for approximately 38,000 eligible workers in home and community care;
- $3 per hour for approximately 50,000 eligible workers in long-term care;
- $2 per hour for approximately 10,000 eligible workers in public hospitals; and
- $3 per hour for approximately 60,000 eligible workers in children, community and social services providing personal direct support services for the activities of daily living.
The temporary wage enhancement will be reviewed on a regular basis and is intended to extend until June 30, 2021, in connection with regulations made under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020.
“Personal support workers are the backbone of long-term care, and every day they do important work to care for our loved ones.”
Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care.
About Power Healthcare Solutions
Power Healthcare Solutions is a full service, Toronto based Healthcare staffing agency providing healthcare professionals across Canada. The aim of the parent company has always been to partner with a variety of organizations to meet their staffing needs. PHS connects high calibre industry professionals with established healthcare providers and other organizations, and provides ongoing support to ensure an optimal experience for all.
Human Resources Department