Low Income Frontline Workers In Manitoba Will Get Up To $1000 Online Payment For Their Hard work

Frontline Workers

Low income frontline workers are trying their best to protect other people. Therefore, they will be eligible for a one-time online payment from the provincial government.

Brian Pallister who is the 22nd premier of Manitoba announced the long-list of front-line employees. It consists of frontline workers working in several sectors such as child-care providers, security guards and grocery store workers.

Well, only low-income workers can cash in.

Premier Brian Pallister says, “”I want to thank these organizations, representing more than Manitoba 17,000 businesses. And 110,000 workers, for providing valuable input and reaching a consensus on how best to administer risk recognition payments”. He further added, “Based on their feedback, we will implement a program to recognize. And thank workers who played a key role in our provincial pandemic response efforts and made sacrifices in their professional and personal lives”.

Pallister estimates around 100,000 eligible workers on the front line of Manitoba’s COVID-19 response are eligible and, if they apply, they could get about $1,000 each, which is taxable.

The province revealed $120 million fund in May. Premier Brian Pallister says. The Province will distribute the $120 million among eligible workers. They can make online transaction with that amount.

The payment is available to low income frontline workers who employed on a full-time or part-time basis since the start of the provincial state of emergency on March 20.

The list of frontline workers includes. Retail staff, cashiers, cooks, cleaners, family violence shelter workers, social workers, health-care aids, community service workers, direct service workers for adults and children with disabilities, correctional officers, and truck and bus drivers.

An employee’s pay must not have exceeded $2,500 per month during this time span, which is equivalent to $30,000 over the year. They cannot have tapped into the Canada Emergency Response Benefit either.

Frontline workers including nurses, nurse practitioners, police officers and paramedics are on the list. But, they will not qualify because of their higher incomes.

Pallister said, “Unions, labour groups and business leaders were invited to provide input that was used to create five proposals. They then voted on”.

Jodie Kehl, Manitoba Child Care Association’s executive director says. “Over the last 10 weeks, I think that Manitobans have really realized, the public has really realized how essential child-care is to keep our economy going in this province”.

However, some labour groups are of the opinion that province’s long list of potential recipients is deceiving.

Jeff Traeger, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 said. “Half of grocery store workers would be eligible. And only those security guards working in essential settings would qualify”.


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    Tech Giants Including Facebook And Google Pay Should Pay For Content- New Canadian Campaign Demands

    Facebook and Google Pay

    Facebook and Google Pay are showing the way. COVID-19 has brought devastation in several business industries and Canadian news organization is not an exception.

    Considering the present crisis, a Canadian media lobby group is asking the government to make social media giants Google Pay and Facebook pay for the news content that they share on their sites. Well, the plight has become more accurate for the media industry due to COVID-19 pandemic.

    Daniel Bernhard, executive director of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. Spoke to the finance committee Tuesday about the organization’s new WANTED campaign. According to him, Canadian news organizations get a share of the advertising revenue. For that, they are urging the government to make advertising “middlemen” such as Facebook and Google pay for the news content they aggregate.

    Unfortunately, Google did not make any comment on this. On the other side, Facebook declined to comment on the campaign. A Facebook spokesperson said in an email that the company has provided funding to multiple Canadian news organizations.

    People belonging to this industry are facing a hard time. Moreover, their credit card limit has been lowered.

    Daniel Bernhard said, “Canadian journalism is in a death spiral” and COVID-19 is accelerating this spiral. He further added. “Advertising revenue has dropped and numerous local newspapers have shuttered for good, even as Canadians want and need news more than ever”.

    The fact is that middleman agencies such as Facebook and Google Pay are earning a lot but, they are not doing anything good for the local media agencies. Bernhard said. “It’s middlemen like Facebook and Google that are getting the vast majority of the money. Even though they don’t employ a single journalist”.

    In addition to this, Australia and France had instated a rule where media giants including Facebook and Google Pay have to pay news sites for their content. Bernhard wants Canada to follow in the footsteps of Australia and France.

    Australia’s competition bureau announced it would force Facebook and Google Pay to share advertising revenue with Australian news agencies. After negotiations between the two parties broke down in April, 2020. France’s competition bureau also ordered Google to work out a repayment agreement with French news agencies. And publishers for using pieces of their content for free on its site.

    Media experts in Canada said. “At the time of the decisions that these changes are indicative of a momentum building in the international media landscape, but that similar changes in Canada are not on the horizon”.


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      Lead The Health And Wellness Industry With IPS’s Online Payment Solutions

      Health And Wellness

      Well, it is a fact that people have been giving less importance to other diseases since the arrival of COVID-19. But, it does not matter what physical problem you are facing, you must need medicine to get rid of it. In such a scenario, the health and wellness industry is playing an impactful role by delivering medicine. Other services at your doorstep. Considering the present situation where maintaining a physical distance has become compulsory. The health and wellness industry is facing various difficulties.

      There are many businesses that provide essential services and the health and wellness industry is one of them. But, business owners are looking for effective payment methods so that they can accept credit card payments. And deliver their services efficiently to the customers amid COVID-19. We at International Payment Solutions admire the effort and tenacity these business owners are showing. To maintain the sustainability of their business. Therefore, we also want to help them through our innovative as well as advanced payment tools. Such as hosted payment pages, virtual terminal, online store, invoicing and many more.

      Businesses that have never sold products at online platform have to start new services. Such as product pickups, accepting online orders, home delivery in order to maintain the cash flow of their business. But, before getting into this point, we will recommend you to go through the guidelines for businesses.

      Many businesses including health and wellness services are compelled to shut down their doors temporarily. Moreover, the growth of many health and wellness services such as hair salons, aesthetic services, fitness studios and barbershops depends on visiting the consumer in-person. Otherwise, they cannot sell their services.

      Shift To Online Sales and Online Payments

      Health and wellness businesses generally offer in-person service to their customers but, they have to make certain changes. If you have a strong client base, you cannot hamper the relationship with them and along with this, you cannot stop generating revenue during this hard time. If you are thinking that your business will not look the same after making changes, this is okay. You just need to remember that your customers are not going to leave their houses and if you do not make any changes to deliver services to your customers, your competitors will do.

      Considering this point in mind, we have made a brief breakdown of our integrated terminals tools through which you can elevate your health and wellness business to the next level.

      Start Using Virtual Terminal

      If you are selling products amid COVID-19, a virtual terminal will be one of the best ways for you. To accept credit card payments online. A virtual terminal is the web-based version of the physical payment terminals and here, consumers do not need to touch anything to make payments.

      You just need to take credit card information from your customers over phone and email and after that, you have to log in to your virtual terminal account and put all the details. Our advanced virtual terminal will transfer the balance from the customer’s account to your bank account. Moreover, you will be notified once the payment will be credited to your account. Health and wellness industry plays a crucial role and needs to improve.

      At International Payments Solutions, you will get an advanced virtual terminal that supports real-time reporting, recurring payment, invoice and billing. You can send the receipt copy to the customers and you can keep one copy of that transaction details for future use. It can also let you create customer profiles separately and you can easily manage all your products.

      Setup Subscription or Recurring Payment Plan

      Many businesses offer a subscription or recurring payment plan. Well, you can offer the same even after adopting an online payment system. Our payment tools support recurring payment systems and so, you can easily create recurring revenue and there will be no interruption in your business. Health and wellness is our priority.

      Start An Online Store

      Well, it is the high time to launch an online store as the door of your offline store is closed due to COVID-19. So, as an alternative, you can start an online business to deliver your products to your customers without facing many problems. An online store allows you to showcase your products and with IPS, you can easily add a payment page to your website. Therefore, your customers can directly purchase your products from your online store. You can team up with any third party delivery agents to deliver the products to the customer’s doorsteps.

      Send Online Invoice

      If your customers are calling you to buy your products, you can send them an online invoice. You can include the ‘pay now’ button to the invoice and therefore, your customers can directly make payments from the invoice.

      Not An IPS Merchant?

      Well, International Payment Solutions otherwise known as IPS is one of the best merchant processor solutions and if you want to shift your business online, you must pair your business with a merchant service provider. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us and become a merchant of IPS as early as possible.


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