The Manitoba government is extending the deadline of its back-to-work wage subsidy program to Dec. 31, 2020, Premier Brian Pallister announced Monday morning.
The program helps private businesses and non-profit organizations in Manitoba rehire employees who were laid off earlier in the pandemic.
Companies that qualify for the wage subsidy can receive up to $100,000 for 20 employees — up to $5,000 per employee — hired since July 16.
“With our back to work programs, many businesses … have been able to hire people back and get them back working, and that’s great because Manitobans like to work, they like to earn their way,” Pallister said at a news conference.
Businesses can also rehire students who were hired through Manitoba’s summer student recovery jobs program, the Canada Summer Jobs program or the Green Team program, which give municipal governments and non-profit organizations grants to hire people age 15 to 29 to work on community projects in the summer.
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