The extra opportunities for Manitoba businesses to get support from the province

By | September 14, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is extending its Back to Work in Manitoba Wage Subsidy Program which allows businesses to subsidize employees.

Under the program, private-sector and non-profit employers could receive up to $100,000 to subsidize 20 employees (up to $5,000 per employee) hired since July 16 in hopes of encouraging businesses to rehire staff during the pandemic.

At a news conference Monday, Premier Brian Pallister announced the program is being extended by two months until December 31.

Pallister also announced that students previously hired through the Manitoba Summer Student Recovery Jobs Program, Canada Summer Job Program and Green Team Program are now eligible for the subsidy if rehired.

According to the province, the Back to Work Manitoba initiative has received more than 800 applications from employers for 4,500 positions and $22.6 million in supports. Some of the top participating sectors include retail trade (16 per cent), agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12 per cent), and accommodation and food services (eight per cent).

This is a developing story. More details to come. 

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