Apply for Assistance Under the Incentive Program to Retain Essential Workers (IPREW)

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To use this service

Access Service

Purpose of the service

To apply for assistance under the Incentive Program to Retain Essential Workers (IPREW) for up to 16 weeks

Assistance under this program is $100 per week.


Individuals who work in an essential service sector who meet the eligibility criteria

Conditions of use

Be registered for My Account

Required information

Log in to My Account using a sign-in partner (your financial institution) or the government authentication service, clicSÉQUR.

You will have to provide information about your employer in your application.


You can also use the Manage Your Incentive Program to Retain Essential Workers (IPREW) Information online service.

Assistance payments

If you are eligible for the IPREW but not registered for direct deposit, you will receive a lump-sum cheque at the last address we have on file for you. However, we suggest that you register for direct deposit in order to receive the payments directly in your account.

My Account

If you are unable to register for My Account, contact us.

Changes during the year

If your situation changes during the year and you no longer meet one or more of the eligibility conditions, contact us as soon as possible. We will inform you in writing if we paid you amounts to which you are not entitled.

For more information, see Incentive Program to Retain Essential Workers.

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