Voluntary Redeployment of Education Workers

Published on May 13, 2020

The government announced it is working together with the province’s education sector to voluntarily place available employees in staffing roles needed at congregate care settings during the COVID-19 outbreak.

This initiative is part of the government’s ongoing efforts to redeploy broader public sector workers to areas where they are needed most, such as hospitals, long-term care homes, retirement homes, and women's shelters.

Education sector staff who volunteer will be able to register through a matching portal that will be open this week. Subject to a local agreement of the framework, eligible staff will be matched through an online tool with congregate settings that are facing staffing shortages.

The government thanks our education workers for stepping up to help and for standing out as true leaders within our communities.  The health and safety of education sector staff who volunteer is a top priority. Training and appropriate safety equipment will be provided to redeployed staff.

In addition to this voluntary redeployment, the entire system has demonstrated solidarity with our health workers by donating significant PPE to the sector.

The government looks forward to continue supporting our front line workers as they respond to COVID-19.

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