78K Get Risk Payment

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – 78,442 Manitobans will be receiving a payment under the Risk Recognition Program.

Premier Brian Pallister says that means the $120 million dollar program will pay out $1,530 per front-line worker, minus a 10 per cent withholding tax to Canada Revenue Agency.

“We want to thank front-line workers and acknowledge the sacrifices they made during the CoVid-19 pandemic and the increased risks they faced on the job to provide crucial services,” said Pallister. “We also appreciate Manitobans’ patience as we reviewed every application we received in order to determine final payment amounts.”

Payment recipients include 37,060 employees in retail services and lodging, 27,085 in health care, 9,325 in social services and 3,440 in transportation.