14 July 2020 – Amendments made to essential worker wage top-up program

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Education, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change; Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: New Brunswick
Lead People/Agency: Government of New Brunswick

Overview: The provincial government has made amendments to the federally funded essential worker wage top-up program. The program now includes private sector home care support workers and early learning and childcare enhanced support workers who provide direct client care.
Full details here: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2020.07.0399.html

Type of Justification: Learning from other jurisdictions
Source of Evidence or Justification: Government of NB
Evidence/Justification: Financially assist essential workers during COVID19