Ontario extending $3 wage increase for personal service workers to August


Ontario is extending a wage increase for personal service workers for another two months.

It was set to expire on June 30 but that period is being extended to Aug. 23.

The pay bump of three dollars per hour will remain in place for workers in home and community care, long-term care, public hospitals and other social services.

The government says it will continue to review the wage and look at next steps after August.

Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton says extending the wage increase will help attract and retain workers in the sector.

The province has been providing the wage increase to more than 158,000 workers since October 2020.