I’m a Personal Support Worker (PSW), do I get a pay raise?
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 will last until August 23, 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.