17 July 2020 – Application deadline extended for essential worker support program

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change; Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: Newfoundland and Labrador
Lead People/Agency: NL Provincial Government

Overview: The Provincial Government is extending the deadline for employers to submit applications under the Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19 Essential Worker Support Program to August 20, 2020, from the original deadline of July 30, 2020.
This extension is in recognition of the high volume of requests for employer registration received to date and will ensure employers have ample time to submit their applications. The Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19 Essential Worker Support Program, cost-shared with the Federal Government, will provide a one-time payment to individuals who meet eligibility criteria and who work in professions included in the Government of Canada’s “Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic” document, available on the Public Safety Canada website.
Full details here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2020/aesl/0717n02/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: Government of NL
Evidence/Justification: Financial assistance for essential workers in Newfoundland