Vancouver, BC - As more information about the COVID-19 virus becomes available, Canucks Sports & Entertainment (CSE) continues to work in real time to support staff and act as a responsible member of the community. Given the challenges this work disruption may cause part-time staff, CSE has confirmed details for both a financial assistance program and an initiative that will offer additional short-term employment in the community. CSE will also continue to investigate additional measures to support.
The Employee Financial Assistance Program will ensure that part-time employees receive wages from CSE that will top up their EI benefits for each shift missed due to the paused NHL season. Those employees who do not qualify for EI benefits will be paid the equivalent CSE's top-up portion.
In addition, CSE is also investigating additional employment opportunities for its part-time employees during the pause. The first is a partnership with the BC Care Providers Association in an effort to support the most vulnerable individuals in the community. The partnership aims to provide much needed support to seniors' care homes that are short-staffed with temporary, voluntary opportunities for part-time CSE staff ranging from food preparation to cleaning. Employees volunteering their support will be compensated consistent with their regular performance of part-time duties.