Further Extending Temporary Wage Increase for Personal Support Workers in Ontario

Published on October 28, 2021

Personal support workers and direct support workers are essential in our fight against COVID-19, and we are extending these temporary wage enhancements in recognition of their dedication to protecting the health and well-being of Ontarians during the pandemic.


This government is investing an additional $373 million to extend the temporary wage enhancement for personal support workers and direct support workers for the fourth time since its initial investment last year.


This increase will continue until March 31, 2022 and will help attract and retain workers in these critical sectors to protect Ontario’s progress while continuing to take a cautious and careful approach to reopening.


Since October 1, 2020, Ontario has invested over $1.3 billion to temporarily enhance wages for personal support workers and direct support workers to help stabilize, attract and retain the workforce needed to provide a high level of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Learn more: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001056/ontario-extending-temporary-wage-enhancement-for-personal-support-workers