Manitoba government extending Pandemic Paid Sick Leave Program

December 17, 2021

The Manitoba Pandemic Paid Sick Leave Program, established to help cover the costs of employee sick leave related to COVID-19, is being extended until March 31, 2022.

Announced in May, the voluntary program provides eligible employers with up to $600 per employee for a maximum of five full days (40 hours) of COVID-19 related sick leave. Eligible sick leave for the program related to COVID-19 includes testing, vaccinations and side effects, self-isolation due to COVID-19 symptoms or care for a loved one in any of these circumstances.

To view the Government of Manitoba’s news release, click here.

For more information on the Pandemic Paid Sick Leave Program, click here.



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