Starbucks Canada offers Vaccine Pay and Expanded COVID-19 Benefits for Partners

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In continuing the company’s commitment to prioritizing partner (employee) care and safety throughout COVID-19, Starbucks Canada announced an update on vaccine pay and expanded COVID-19 benefits for Canadian partners. 

Updates to the existing comprehensive partner benefits include:  

  • Paid Time Off to get the COVID-19 vaccine, providing store partners two hours of paid time off for each dose up to two doses.
  • Expedited CUP (Caring Unites Partners) Fund grants for COVID-19 pandemic relief, which provides grants for partners experiencing financial hardship, up to $500.  
  • Extension of Self-Isolation Pay through Q4 for two instances of self-isolation.
  • Paid Time Off for COVID-19 vaccine side effects, providing store partners up to four hours of paid time off for any vaccine-related side effects within 48 hours of receiving each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition, Starbucks remains committed to maintaining ongoing safety protocols in every store, including mandatory facial coverings, increased cleaning, pre-checks, shields and guards, and more.  

Customers can learn more about Starbucks actions to help protect the health and well-being of our customers and partners and to help control the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the guidance of public health authorities, here.  Up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccines can be found on the Government of Canada westside: Canada.ca.

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