The Provincial government is upping the pay for social workers in small communities.
The government announced social workers in hard to recruit areas will be paid an additional $3,000 to $6,000 a year, with payments beginning in April 2017.
Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux says their work and the lack of support is difficult for the workers.
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She says senior social workers will receive the full $6,000, while those with less than two years experience will receive $3,000.
Cadieux says she hopes the pay increase is a step towards attracting new social workers, and keeping the existing workers in hard to recruit areas.