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I'm a Personal Support Worker (PSW), do I get a pay raise?

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I'm a Personal Support Worker (PSW), do I get a pay raise?

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I'm a Personal Support Worker (PSW), do I get a pay raise?
Reviewed: 
October 6, 2020
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The government of Ontario announced that all Personal Support Workers (PSWs) will get a temporary pay raise because of COVID-19. This pay raise took effect on October 1, 2020. The government has not given a firm end date, but says that it could last until March 31, 2021.

How much of a raise you get will depend on where you work:

  • PSWs working in home and community care, long-term care, and social services will receive an additional $3 per hour.
  • PSWs working in hospitals will receive an additional $2 per hour.

The government has not released details on how this will be done. We will update this page when more information is released.

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