The minister of Finance of Québec, Eric Girard
July 16, 2020 8: 26
Quebec puts end to benefits as well as incentives for the retention of essential workers during the pandemic
The canadian Press
MONTREAL – The Quebec government has announced in the late afternoon on Wednesday that it will not extend the incentive Program for the retention of essential workers (PIRTE), in which the application period ended on July 4 last.
“This decision is due to a context that is no longer the same as at the time of the creation of the PIRTE, April 3, 2020”, said the release.
It highlights, in particular, that Quebec is in a mode called “economic recovery” while a déconfinement has been undertaken in the vast majority of sectors.
“We have introduced this temporary program to ensure that workers in essential services are not penalized financially, in the face of someone who has PKU, in choosing to remain at work to respond to the needs of the population”, said the minister of Finance of Québec, Eric Girard.
“There are currently approximately 125 000 workers are registered in the PIRTE and receive a bonus of their salary for the services they have rendered to the Quebecers at the height of the crisis,” said Mr. Girard.
The program covered the period from 15 march to 4 July 2020. For workers who have not been able to do up to now, it is still possible to submit an application online on the website of Revenu Québec by entering the portal My folder for the citizens, and, up to November 15, 2020, the date corresponding to the end of the period of admission to this temporary program.