The $120 million Manitoba Risk Recognition Program provides a one-time payment to low-income, essential, front-line workers, who have taken extraordinary risks to keep Manitobans safe during the period of March 20, 2020 to May 29, 2020 of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible employees are those specified in the table below, and will have worked specifically in healthcare, social services, justiceessential retail, food and beverage, and transportation during the period of March 20, 2020 to May 29, 2020.

Employees in the food service industry are eligible as long as they meet the following criteria.

  • You worked in an eligible position and organization in healthcare, social services, justiceessential retail, food and beverage, and transportation (see the following list of eligible organizations and positions)
  • You worked a minimum of 200 cumulative hours during the period of March 20, 2020 (the date of the first COVID-19 public health order) to May 29, 2020 on a part-time or full-time basis, or would have worked a minimum of 200 cumulative hours during the eligibility period, but had to self-isolate under public health orders
  • You earned a total pre-tax employment income of less than $6,250 during the period of March 20, 2020 to May 29, 2020 (average $2,500 per month x 2.5 months)
  • You are not enrolled in the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program

To complete the application, eligible applicants must:

  • have a valid social insurance number (SIN)
  • have an email address
  • have a valid Canadian bank account
  • apply by June 18, 2020

Visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/infomanitobans/mrrp.html to apply and learn more.