NWT Wage Top-up Program Policy

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May, 2021

To support low income workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, the GNWT has implemented the Wage Top-up program that provides temporary financial assistance to Northwest Territories (NWT) workers aged 15 or over and earning less than $18 per hour. This financial relief is a taxable benefit for the recipient. The program is delivered to eligible employees through a partnership with businesses.

Originally intended for April 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020 the program was extended three times with the current expiry date of August 31, 2021.

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